You may have noticed on our social media we have been posting about our work with local artist Matthew Harrison to create a new mosaic sign for the community centre in Cobholm.
Many of our producers in Cobholm are heavily involved in the community centre, from running the food bank, to being on the committee and even running the bingo sessions! We really have an amazing group of community-minded individuals who, lucky for us, have decided to also become Freshly Greated producers. They were discussing that many Cobholm locals do not use the Community Centre and some don’t even know where it is. They felt that it would be a great achievement to use art and creativity to help the centre to reach a wider audience and to let local people know that the community centre, and its resources, are there for them to use.
What better way than creating a piece of community artwork to literally signpost the centre?
This idea has sparked an ongoing project with local artist Matthew Harrison to involve the community in all aspects of the sign, from the design to the creation. Our group of producers each submitted a design, the winning design was then voted on by the local community. Art packs were created with materials and instructions for participants to create their own piece of the mosaic sign. These were available to collect from the food bank and were all snapped up within a couple of hours!
We are really looking forward to seeing the sign instated onto the building as soon as we’re all allowed to come together as a group and install it. It’s a really nice example of how art can be used to bring people together and enhance existing community assets.