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Group 18 { Plug in Street Arts }

Digital techniques // Drawing and building

Atelier: Intimate Cities, qed

Day 3
The group was give a graffiti workshop on how to create graffiti artwork and how to use spray paints efficiently.
Posted 15 May 2014 18:35
Session 01: Field Trip + Volunteering
Posted 15 May 2014 18:32
Day 1
We walked from studio to visit Hulme Garden Centre where we were able to get an understanding of the project and develop ideas of how we could promote eco gardening.
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On Day 7 we started the infograghics by cutting out the stencils of a tree.
Posted 15 May 2014 01:06
Day 6 we completed our 3D installation
Posted 15 May 2014 00:45
Final day of events. Following the public engagement at Stevenson Square we returned the installation to be situated permanently at Hulme Community Garden Centre.
Posted 14 May 2014 22:51
[Mastercraft 003] Communication Skill: public engagement in Stevesnson Square_1405
Posted 14 May 2014 21:43
Setting up caution line before erecting the installation_1405
Posted 14 May 2014 21:39
Day 10 Afternoon
Informing the public about green issues and encouraging urban gardening by giving away sunflowers, nasturtium and french marigold.
Posted 14 May 2014 18:27
Day 10 Morning
Installation workshop is moved to our site; Stevenson Square and ready to be engaged with the public.
Posted 14 May 2014 18:24
Public engagement- encouraging people to do home gardening, giving out the plants...
Posted 14 May 2014 18:24
After two hours nearly all the flowers have been picked by curious visitors. Mission accomplished!
Posted 14 May 2014 17:16
The best part of the project is to see that all our efforts paid off. People enjoyed the whole idea of taking a flower home and appreciated the 3D installation.
Posted 14 May 2014 17:14
The flowers and the seeds are ready to be grabbed!
Posted 14 May 2014 17:11
The installation assembled on site!
Posted 14 May 2014 17:10
Putting the finishing touches to the design on the last day off-site.
Posted 14 May 2014 17:09
On our last day off-site we planted the flowers and decorated the jars. Ready to be picked by their future owner!
Posted 14 May 2014 17:07
on Day 5 we went to Hulme community gardens and started our work for the 3D installation
Posted 14 May 2014 12:24
We went to the University Of Manchester's model shop to discuss the connections for the 3D installation.
Posted 14 May 2014 12:18
Last day of off-site installation: Preparing the plant pots for the public engagement activity.
Posted 13 May 2014 23:50
Day 4 Morning
Each group presented their proposal to our collaborator Helene at Hulme Garden Centre. She then gave us feedback and we incorporated two design ideas to create a final design.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:54
Day 9
Installation is finished and ready for on site engagement with the public.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:52
Each group presented their proposal to our event leaders who gave us feedback on how to finalise our design in ready for our presentation to our collaborator Helene.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:51
Day 5
Installation at Hulme Garden Centre. Deconstruction and repairing of wooden palettes.
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Day 6
Recycled MDF boards cut on band saw for shelving.
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Day 8
Donated glass milk bottles and jars were drilled with a small hole for drainage and each filled with compost and a plant.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:43
Day 8 Afternoon
Paper templates were used to create graffiti info-graphic designs onto the installation, using techniques TJ (Graphic Artist) taught us previously.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:42
Day 7
Construction of the installation at Hulme Garden Centre.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:40
DAY 01: 'Get introduced!' For the first day of our events, we had a field trip to the Hulme community garden. We met Helen (one of the trust member of the garden) to get some knowledge about garden and its clients. With a brief introduction on how she works we were also enriched with the heritage and importance of plants in daily lives. At the later day, we helped Helen in one of her tasks and learnt some basics of plantation.
Posted 13 May 2014 20:37
Closer look on Tree Graffiti art which has 3 colour layers: Black, Dark Brown and Light Brown.
Posted 13 May 2014 20:23
Using paper templates to apply graffiti art on installation
Posted 13 May 2014 20:19
Cutting our 3 set of Tree Templates for Info- graphic
Posted 13 May 2014 20:16
Ready to be 'deployed' tomorrow_1305
Posted 13 May 2014 19:48
The installation prepared for a public display
Posted 13 May 2014 17:13
Working on the construction and decoration of the installation and preparation the plants for the public exhibition.
Posted 13 May 2014 16:51
Introduction to the project which theme is about encouraging people to do home gardening, followed by a visit to the Hulme Community Garden Centre.
Posted 13 May 2014 16:40
out of 4 design ideas we chose this idea
Posted 13 May 2014 14:56
on day 4 each group gave presentation of their own proposal and out of all those proposal one was selected.
Posted 13 May 2014 14:48
Third day of off-site installation: Cutting the spray paint stencils
Posted 13 May 2014 08:29
Fighting with the rain to get the painting done_1205
Posted 12 May 2014 21:06
The miserable weather finally clears out. The installation is up and standing, looking sturdy and ready for final touches.
Posted 11 May 2014 16:36
Used spare planks from the broken pallets to create shelves for our installation. Done with the generic structure, we are on schedule and looking to paint our installation soon.
Posted 11 May 2014 16:32
Before we began to build the installation, a small group of us visited the UoM workshop to get advice on construction.
Posted 11 May 2014 09:37
construction for installation was in progress under the rain. Good job everyone!
Posted 10 May 2014 11:41
Proposals for street art installation were presented to Helen. She was giving her suggestions and thoughts about the works.
Posted 10 May 2014 11:36
A maquette I made for our group proposed installation to show how two of wooden piles are fitted together.
Posted 10 May 2014 11:29
Gearing up to materialize the installation. Safety precaution_1005
Posted 10 May 2014 00:58
Constructive criticism by the collaborator that leads to the finalization of the design_0605
Posted 10 May 2014 00:57
Manual labour at its finest. Covering a side of a pallet by nailing down planks, however the wood was very tough to nail and saw through, making our job significantly harder.
Posted 9 May 2014 01:55
Construction begins. Using basic tools such as saws and hammers, we dissembled broken pallets and used the planks to fill in gaps on the base pallets. This creates a flat surface for us to spray paint onto in the future.
Posted 9 May 2014 01:33
Day 2 Afternoon
Site Visit.
Posted 8 May 2014 22:59
Presentation of our project ideas.
Posted 8 May 2014 20:45
Introduction to the spray paint use and how to receive an effective image using different techniques.
Posted 8 May 2014 20:23
Day 2 Morning
Street Art Workshop given by TJ (Graphic Artist) on techniques using spray paint.
Posted 8 May 2014 15:31
Upon speaking with a UoM workshop technician, we became clearer on how we would construct the installation. We started designating jobs for people to do during the construction days, just so we work as productively as possible in our given time frame.
Posted 8 May 2014 01:00
After presenting to our collaborator, Helen, discussions commenced amongst the 4 groups in coming up with a final design. We decided to connect interesting ideas from all groups into a single design.
Posted 8 May 2014 00:56
The design has been chosen. We are ready to discuss the building process.
Posted 7 May 2014 14:55
D1: Walking to the workplace
Posted 7 May 2014 03:12
Visiting the site which is in front of Fred Aldous- where we going to place our 3D installation.
Posted 6 May 2014 22:38
Given a tour about plantations by Ms Helen in Hulme Garden Community Centre. We were amazed some garden flowers that are good enough to eat :)
Posted 6 May 2014 22:26
Field trip to the Hulme Community Garden. Getting more information about plants, that will be used for the 3D Graffiti installation on Green issues.
Posted 6 May 2014 15:17
Got to grips with a variety of street art techniques, creating stencils and playing with colours.
Posted 6 May 2014 14:53
A detailed session on how to control and use spray paint. The demonstrator showed us a few effective technics on how to spray paint on wood.
Posted 6 May 2014 14:51
We went to the Hulme Community Garden Centre for a little 'Tour & Help' session and also to listen to a talk on home gardening. Among the community projects and installation that was located in the garden there was one that caught my eye that was the straw cottage (picture above). The interior walls were made out of mashed straw while the exterior was wood.
Posted 6 May 2014 14:39
Day 2: Street Art Workshop
Posted 6 May 2014 13:59
Day 1: Field trip to Hulme Community Garden Centre
Posted 6 May 2014 13:50