Homegrown: Artificial Things
3rd July – 17th August 2014
Homegrown is Salisbury Arts Centre’s annual showcase of home-grown art, created by the artists, users, participants, staff and trustees.
LUA’s contribution Arty-fish-al Things consists of a fantasy shoal of fish including unique representations of marginalised aspects of ourselves interpreted as fish. Fish have been made from found materials such as paper, fabric and collages.
Contributions have been made by LUA members and other associates and supporters.
South West Mencap’s 4 and More Club
24 hour Salisbury: 30 – 31 May 2014
As part of a wider exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre, LUA participated with a colour hunt and asked for cintributors to join in photographing the shades of Salisbury sky from Noon. Here’s what we received:
Gini’s 24 hour Salisbury – looking West South East North:
Salisbury Cathedral through the eyes of Colin Phillimore:
A few more….
Some words from Gini:
I’m watching the weather and have fingers crossed for some good sky today for LinkUpArts’ 24hours of sky. Yesterday would not have offered much more than acres of off-white cloud and even a patch of inaccessible sky when the downpour was too intense to be out in.
I’ve been looking at Salisbury with new eyes in the run up to 24hour. I normally just go for the big picture, getting safely from a to b without too much hassle!
I’ve been spending time with the lime trees in the Guildhall Square in preparation for a Kingfisher project that is timed to culminate in the 24 hours. After much public protest the existing trees in the Market Place and Guilhall Square were retained when the two areas were given a face lift. The two existing spaces used to have quite separate character, emphasised by the two rows of lime trees marking out the sides of the Square. The Market Place was a less defined area with an avenue of plane trees along one edge and a single row at right angles to it as a second border edging.
The lime trees separating the two spaces were the most endangered. It is mainly these that feature in the Kingfisher project. The trees are being named, photographed and written about. Not many poets produce work spontaneously, so preparations are already under way. The poets have chosen their trees and begun each unique process of creation.
Quoting Jon Mooallem:
“Storytelling matters now. Emotion matters. Our imagination has become an ecological force.”
Twenty four, a day and
a night’s worth of hours
something so ordinary
the taken for granted
repetition of waking
eating, working, sleeping.
Yet each hour unique and
open to be filled with
passion, conviction, quest;
with the words, the deeds, the touch
that will stop your heart from
breaking: your senses from
shattering in the dismay
of realisation, the
aching regret of time
When you look back, twenty four
hours, days, years from now
will you feel regret, feel
hunger for time ignored?