Public art works
WINTER WONDERLAND, STROUD GOODS SHED DEC 2016- ADVENT OF ART STAND
Click on the image to see the canvas as it developed over the two weekends. We had over 200 contributions from a variety of passers by including Bob, Jess and Steve, and professional artists including Abigail Fallis, Tamzin Malleson and Alison Vickery. Thanks to all who took part; what an amazing evolving art work it turned out to be! The original idea was to create a large shared piece of art with each contribution anonymous, so the canvas is built up by a silent communication between each person taking part. Participants enter into the room where there are loads of art materials and a large, gessoed board. They can daub whatever takes their fancy on the board - change it, add to it, whatever. After they exit, a photo was taken - remotely - of the board, thus recording the evolution of the artwork whilst separating each contribution from the participant. Those who wished could sign the Bored of Fame outside the room to show that they are a part of the artwork.
MINCHINHAMPTON SCHOOL PLAYGROUND, 2012 - MURAL AND SCULPTURES
Part-funded by a grant from the SVA, Galina researched the social interactions, both parental and between children, in her own childrens' school playground at playtime, drop-off and pick-up times. Using scrap materials and paint from the Bristol branch of Scrapstore, which also supplies the school with playtime scrap equipment, she created a vibrant outdoor mural encapsulating the hectic environment, with its intermittent activity throughout the day. She involved school pupils in the project, asking them for commentary on the playground environment and holding workshops where the pupils created beautiful, interactive playground sculptures based on their experiences.