A programme of embedded local art responding to the Exeter City Council ward of St Loyes
St Loye is the patron saint of goldsmiths
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.
Through an programme of public art in its broadest sense to:
- Nurture a sense of place among St Loyes residents and workers
- Build community
- 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!
- “Star Spangled Kyrangle: Winter Star Lore”
- “The Birds of Sowton Industrial Estate”
- “Star Spangled Kyrangle: Perseids Shooting Stars”
- “Songs in the Neighbourhood”
- “A Suburban Serenade”
- “Minecraft my home” meetup during Art Week Exeter
- Working with gold, weaving with data – talk content
- Working with gold, weaving with data
- What does it mean to be Artist in Residence, literally in residence?
- “Angel of the SW”
- “Listening to Silent Spring” audio
- “Q is for Quarries”
- “Heavitree Stone Regular”
- “See Exeter by Minecraft” at the AWEsome Art Fair
- “Minecraft my home”
- “What three words…?”
- Clare’s Open Studio
Reflections on the Blog
- Migration can kill
- The horrible histories and additional alliterations of St Loyes
- What are the places that mean something to you?
- “Working with Gold” design
- Northbrook mouth to source
- Clare and Rosie go for a wander
- “I have a dream” … for Exeter Bus Station!
- A lane of two halves: one year on
- Pilgrim at the Northbrook
- Buy this
- Municipal-planting-rowan jelly
- Autumn audit
- Richard Long woz ‘ere
- Hanging out in Ludwell
- Woodwater plants
- Smash and grab
- The not-knowing
- Olympic mythogeography
- Summer fruits
- Stone of St Loyes Chapel
- Heavitree quarries
- Quarry Lane
- St Loyes Chapel
- Woodwater by night
- In the ‘burbs
- Woodwater wander
- From wood to water
- Ludwell life
- Building community in St Loyes
- Community Star Gazing
- 23 or so ideas for place-based activities in communities
- Are you TiCL-ish?!
- I made a trail!
- Warwick Road mock-up
- Art Work
- Minecraft my home
- We made a font!
- Building with the Quarry Pod
- Playing with Exeter City Futures
- Launch of “Working with Gold” website
- Rejection letters
- Exeter City Council grant for “Working with Gold”
- Regeneration with Lynn Bailey
- Digby Community Association are supporting “Working with Gold”
- Laying foundations with the Quarry Pod
- Coming soon… Art Week Exeter… eek!
In 2018 “Working with Gold” was supported by a Grass Roots Grant from Exeter City Council, and by Digby Community Association. Projects in 2013 and 2017 were supported by Ward Grants from Exeter City Councillors.