Run with the Fire is a community art exhibition with creative workshops. It is a creative response to two themes linked with the Olympics – Communities Connecting and Light being passed from one person to another.
SATURDAY 14th JULY – 5th SEPTEMBER 2012 ST.AUBYN CHURCH DEVONPORT (incorporating a public library & cafe)
Run with the Fire is an exciting arts project and exhibition engaging churches, schools and community groups. The Olympic Games will be commencing this summer – a time of excitement and celebration. Two strong symbols are associated with the Olympic Games, which will be used as inspiration for this exhibition.
- The Olympic Games motto is ‘Higher, Faster, Stronger’ and the symbol is made up of 5 rings, each ring representing a continent connecting during the games.
- The Olympic Flame stands for peace, unity and friendship, which is spread as the flame is passed from one torch bearer to another. Lit in Greece, it then sets out on a 70 day Olympic Torch Relay, shining light on the whole of the UK.
Run with the Fire is a creative response to these symbols; celebrating the stories, faith and skills that we pass on from one generation to another, building relationships, embracing life and connecting different communities.
THE BRIEF – Each person or group will start this creative process at the same simple starting point – a hula hoop or a circular disc of some sort. You are invited to creatively transform this Olympic ring into a piece of art which we will then display together representing our many connections. You may want to work on this alone and/or make this a community piece. Think about what you are communicating, the skills you are developing, how you are feeling and what flame you are carrying. Words to inspire – Running with perseverance, training, good news, spurring each other on, hope, passion, flame, power, celebration, warmth, life, passing the baton on, focus, light, energy. Ideas - You may want to use photography, weave, stitch, knit, use beads, wire, felt, stretch canvas over the hoop to paint on, collage or do calligraphy…
ESSENTIAL DETAILS – Each final piece will be displayed vertically – hung up or stood on the ground against a wall. It can be any size up to a maximum of 1.25 metres in diameter. And it needs to be evident that you have started with a hoop/ring of some sort! Please let us know if you are offering a piece toward Run with the Fire. If you’d like to take part but would rather work with others, then do let me know ASAP as I may be able to organise group workshops.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Anita Collier on 07890 201856