Oliver Dorman took an ad of a professional skateboarder as the starting point for his oil painting.

Whatever It Takes – the original project

Whatever It  Takes  started with a competition for a Cornish skateboard,  launched in 2012. It was developed with Nick Jensen, one of the country’s top skateboarders. A  free exhibition at Heartlands, Cornwall put prize-winners on display for two months in autumn 2012. We worked with Claire Arymar, Neighbourhood Manager for Pengegon estate and surrounding areas, and Cornwall Community Action Network […]

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Remembrance Day 2016 at Stithians

Remembrance Day 2016 – a soldier buried at home

We marked Friday 11 November (Remembrance Day) with a short ceremony at Stithians Church (,ed by Fr Simon Bone) organised by local Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Rhiannon Stevenson. Rhiannon has been helping us with research on our exhibition Heart of Conflict (now open at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro) and found that there was (unusually) a World War […]

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Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One

Our new exhibition Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One is now open at the Royal Cornwall Museum and will until the end of June 2017.  We’ve worked closely with local historians, volunteers and community groups to gather stories and material to display. These are stories that have previously been untold: stories that didn’t make the history books […]

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Painting workshop

Free art workshop in Brixton

Great to have been in Brixton as part of Black History Month: we teamed up on Saturday 29 October with the fantastic new “GIDA COLLECTIVE” store on Loughborough Road. This was part of our competition for new designs for Africa’s headwrap which closed at the end of October.  We’re now embarking on the judging process: the winner […]

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Stitch – the project

For pictures and news visit the project blog.   Our project STITCH is about the ways needlework and embroidery can break down social and cultural barriers and bring very different groups of people together – people who might otherwise never meet, in fact. We’re currently exploring ways of taking the project further and doing more work with elderly and […]

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British Sari Story at Canary Wharf

The British Sari Story – the project

The British Sari Story  triggered all our subsequent work with fabric and pattern. It was a competition in 2007 for a British sari. This was the year of the 60th anniversary of Indian independence and we asked competitors to design a sari with a radically new style, fabric and patterns reflecting life in the UK today. In […]

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