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POOL RIVERSIDE PARK – OFFICIAL OPENING DAY

15 June 2015

Pool-Riverside-Park-9The Official Opening Day of Pool Riverside Park by Councillor Barry Anderson – Sunday 14 June 2015 – with Pool’s King and Queen, Greg Mulholland MP, with Richard Parker and John Porter of the RGMC (the park’s management committee) and artist Karen van de Bospoort. Also attending were all the other members of the RGMC and Councillor Caroline Anderson.

Thanks to all who contributed, including all the children from Pool C of E School, to make this such a great community project!

VOICEIN JOURNAL ONLINE INTERVIEW

15 June 2015

VoiceIn-JournalThis all came as a bit of a surprise to me – that is, being asked to appear in a new online arts magazine. What an opportunity, so I of course said “Yes!”

Unfortunately as this was a personal interview it comes across a bit one sided! But, of course without Tony all work would never have been completed. He pushes all initial ideas with his ideals, guidance and research of materials, etc., to make sure that all projects are completed to the highest professional conclusion. In fact we work together as a tightly knit team, in which neither could have achieved so much without the other!

To read the interview go to –

http://www.voiceinjournal.com/karen-van-de-bospoort-art-that-heals-interview/

PRAYER MEADOW REPLACES PRAYER BOARD

9 June 2015

Royal Blackburn Hospital - The Original Prayer 'Pin' BoardWe have both really enjoyed solving this particular project for the Royal Blackburn Hospitals’ Spiritual Care Centre – using just a bit of lateral thinking! How to turn something that is easy to use and much appreciated into a thing of beauty – but still easy to use. Anything too complicated might put people off in an instant!

New Prayer MeadowAfter seeing some of our other artwork, Andrew liked the concept of an artwork that incorporates seed-heads – a metaphor for the fragility of continuing life. We wanted to create a delicate piece of art to enhance the calming environment of the Spiritual Care Centre, and also establish a special area for people who are visiting and want to leave a prayer for their loved ones.

Prayer Cards in the Prayer MeadowThe Prayer Cards are designed to complement the overall design. Provided as a pdf document any member of staff in the Spiritual Care Centre can reproduce the cards when needed. The Prayer Cards actually add to the overall design when placed into the curving cardholder, as this is fitted with regular ‘spacers’ that encourage the cards to be displayed at jaunty angles.

WORLDWIDE FESPA AWARDS – SILVER FOR WREXHAM & BANGOR ORGAN DONOR ARTWORKS

4 June 2015

FESPA-award-2015-1Fantastic news – we have again won an award at the International FESPA Awards – this time Silver! Which is a massive achievement considering there were altogether 44 worldwide applications endeavouring to win in this category!

We have won for overall innovation and creativity of the organ donor artworks that we completed for Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Bangor Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital.

With our print and installation company, Digital Plus, we entered both hospital artworks jointly into the FESPA Annual Awards. They attended and collected the award in Cologne on 19th May.