“St Loyes” (2013, 2017)

A programme of embedded local art responding to the Exeter City Council ward of St Loyes
stloyesart.org.uk

St Loyes ward is a mix of council housing, mobile homes, old and new suburbs, industrial estate, retail park, M5 J30 services & part of Ludwell Valley Park. The current ward boundaries were set in Exeter City Council’s 2016 reorganisation, and it had the lowest turnout in the 2016 local elections. It is also anomalous in Exeter, having been moved from the city constituency to East Devon in 2010.

It has no community centre, pub, proper eatery, post office, or anything obvious that connects people and provides heart. But take a wander or scratch the surface, and it is immensely interesting.

So I decided to designate myself as the Artist in Residence in St Loyes, literally.

My VISION

Through an programme of public art in its broadest sense to:

  • Nurture a sense of place among St Loyes residents and workers
  • Build community

My OBJECTIVES

  • Produce engaging art in St Loyes
  • Engage and be led by the community
  • Connect residents, businesses and public sector organisations
  • Engage with nature and environment
  • Increase access to experiencing and making art
  • Have fun!

Performances

Related publications

Talks

Reflections on the Blog

Acknowledgements

 

Supported by Kaleider

“St Loyes” is supported by Kaleider