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!
- “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?
- Art Work
- Minecraft my home
- Launch of “Working with Gold” website
- Rejection letters
- Exeter City Council grant for “Working with Gold”
- Digby Community Association are supporting “Working with Gold”
- Coming soon… Art Week Exeter… eek!
Reflections on the Blog
- What three words…?
- “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
“Working with Gold” is supported by a Grass Roots Grant from Exeter City Council, and by Digby Community Association.