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Arts Alive; Spotlight on Community Arts in Cumbria

Irene Rogan

Working with Dynamic Dunescapes and Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Irene Rogan has been connecting art and science by creating immersive and exciting art sessions.

Earlier this year the Cumbria Wildlife Trust invited artist Irene Rogan to develop artworks and community projects on Haverigg dunes as part of their Dynamic Dunescapes programme around England and Wales, Irene explores bridging art and science in her work. She asked international environmental artist Tim Pugh timpugh.co.uk. to work with her.

Tim has worked across the globe, receiving many accolades for his environmental work both his own work, community and school projects, using only found natural or found manmade materials to the to shore create art. Fortunately for us he agreed and the project worked with young artists from Haverigg and Blackcombe Schools. Scroll down to explore their creations!

 

Haverigg Primary School
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Days 1 and 2 Years 4 and 6 young artists created these works following a presentation by Tim Pugh. They needed to collect materials from around the dune, sort and create these temporary artworks.

Mel Narongchai Headteacher of Haverigg Primary School, said;

"The children had a wonderful afternoon creating art in the dunes. Inspired by Tim, they developed their ideas and worked together to produce some beautiful pieces. "

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Tim Pugh talking to Years 4 and 6 end of term project and demonstrates materials to look for, collect and carefully create patterns in the sand and sculptures.

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Year 4 and Year 6 artists developing their artworks from scratch working in pairs or in small groups.

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Pattern design and inspired by natural shapes and spirals incorporating pebbles, shells and found materials collected by our young artists.

Blackcombe Junior School

Days 1 and 2 Tim Pugh with teacher Mark Redhead and Years 3 and 4 artists during a presentation of his work in locations from around the world and about his approach to making art from natural or found materials.

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Tim Pugh talking to Years 4 and 6 end of term project and demonstrates materials to look for, collect and carefully create patterns in the sand and sculptures..

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Tim Pugh talking to Years 4 and 6 end of term project and demonstrates materials to look for, collect and carefully create patterns in the sand and sculptures..

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Blackcombe Junior School Years 3 and 4 young artists and staff begin the process of collecting stones and materials for the work and were able to use Haverigg Primary School materials as some of their artworks were still there and they contributed to a new larger artwork!

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Blackcombe Junior School Years 3 and 4 young artists and staff begin the process of collecting stones and materials for the work and were able to use Haverigg Primary School materials as some of their artworks were still there and they contributed to a new larger artwork!

 

World Sand Dune Day

Irene invited the local community along to a taster day by the dunes, celebrating World Sand Dune Day. Irene set up an ‘Artlab’, allowing people to look down microscopes and view dunes in a different way. Sculptures were on display as part of an outdoor exhibition.

Irene brought musicians Dave Baker and Neil Wade along, who played music inspired by the local environment and encouraged families to join in, experimenting with a range of percussion instruments and sounds pre-recorded from the dunes. Some instruments were made from local natural materials found on the dunes and beach.

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