Cornwall Big Paint in + Build Project
Cornwall Big Paint In
3rd – 5th August 2012
ON THE DAY … Meet at the Eco Park at 10am to walk down the valley footpath to the beach, bring your painting materials and join in the fun! As well as the painting on the beach we have workshops and art projects goin on all day at the Eco Park: Kiln-building and smoke firing ceramics (a chance to decorate your own heart shaped tiles using all sorts of strange and wonderful things) Cyanotpe photography workshop, Kamishibai Japanese storytelling workshop, carrot-cars workshop, + grinding natural pigment paints from stones collected around the Eco Park. Full timetable of workshops here. Or bring some materials and make your own sculptures, inspired by this stunning landscape! Artworks created during the day can be entered in the Sunday Charity Art Auction, to raise valuable funds for the new education building and offering the public a chance to bid on your masterpeices!
Established in the name of creativity and freedom to enjoy the surrounding natural landscape, Cornwall’s Big Paint In and Build Project invites artists from all walks of life to come together for a weekend of painting, drawing and sculpture.
The Big Paint In was conceived in 2011 after artist Paul Wadsworth was asked for written permission to paint on his local beach, surely this was sign of bureaucracy gone mad? In response 80 fellow artists joined Paul on this beach for the first Big Paint In; a day open to anyone who wanted to come and create, and a reminder that individual freedom and human interaction are vital to the creative spirit.
Now firmly established as an annual event, this year the Cornwall Big Paint In will be taking place over the weekend of the 3rd – 5th August at The Mount Pleasant Ecological Park, Porthtowan and local beach. We have expanded the opportunity to cover the whole weekend and to include works in sculpture, interactive works, environmental and ecological art, responding to this spectacular landscape for The Build Project.
The Big Paint In 2012 also gives artists the opportunity to donate works for a
LIVE CHARITY AUCTION on Sunday 5th August at 2pm.
The project as a whole is being organised by artists working in collaboration with The Down to Earth Foundation, a non-profit organisation promoting sustainability through education and creative initiatives (http://www.dtef.org.uk/). Through the charity auction, we hope to raise considerable funds towards the construction of a new DTEF eductation facility, a fine example of contemporary sustainable construction to be built on-site at the Eco Park.
THE BIG PAINT IN – SATURDAY 4th AUGUST 2012
Open to all and free to attend, from 10am on Saturday morning at Mount Pleasant Eco Park, artists will walk to ‘a nearby beach’ from which to draw, paint and create, leaving the build teams sculpting on the land … don’t be shy, bring your paints, along with your creative spirit and join in this FREE CREATIVE DAY!
The Build Project, taking place at the Eco Park offers … WIDE OPEN SPACES, spectacular and inspiring views across the landscape, various natural materials from which to build, lots of keen participants to work with – and all on a site open to the public from which to showcase your talents!
An opportunity to create large scale structures, which can be temporary, permanent, semi permanent… we will be making, in response to the surrounding landscape, with a working brief, HOW CAN ART HELP US CONNECT TO THE LAND?
Projects already in discussion include – building a wood Fired kiln for smoke firing ceramics, earth sculptures and interventions in the natural landscape, along with tribal painting on the Cob Courtyard wall; grinding our own earth pigments (kids will love this)…if you would like to get involved with any of these mentioned projects or have an idea for another, please get in touch!
On Saturday evening from 7pm till late, LIVE MUSIC + PERFORMANCE IN THE ECO-PARK BARN – with a licensed bar and compare Bob Deveraux in a jam-packed night of entertainment! £4 entry … more details to follow
The Mount Pleasant Eco Park Wild-Campsite is offering you the chance to envelop yourself in this creative experience, with an all inclusive weekend ticket of camping, breakfasts and evening meals served in the Cob Courtyard, along with Friday and Saturday night entertainment – (fri – sun all for £46!) – but book in early as there are limited weekend tickets available more info here
CHARITY ART AUCTION on Sunday at 2pm. After spending the morning finishing off our build projects, we are raising money for the construction of Down to Earth Foundations new education facility – by auctioning off donated works by some of the talented artists from the weekend. We hope to offer works by big named artists up for sale, along with works by the local community, and all the participating artists from the weekend … this will not be a pristine hung show but a chaotic collection of work for people to come and see … no frames needed!… with local auctioneer Philip Buddell leading the sale, this will be a real crowd draw and also provide an opportunity for the public to view many of the works created over this weekend.
If you would like to get involved with the Build Project, or be one of the performers in the Barn or Cob Courtyard, contact Tim or Amy on 01209 891500 / firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more information or to join the crew of The Big Paint In, visit Paul Wadsworths websites or contact him on 07814897447 email@example.com
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‘Start spreading the word, the more the merrier… no art police so anyone and everyone welcome, even if you have never touched a paint brush or if you have shown at the Tate… any creativity welcome: 2d, 3d, digital, installation … sandcastles!’ Paul Wadsworth