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Ignite Imaginations / Arts Council England

It's been wonderful to work on Ignite Imaginations 'Art At The Heart' project. A project of four artists and four communities. In Ignite Imaginations words...


'Ignite Imaginations artists are collecting stories and anecdotes from the community about their COVID experiences, thoughts and feelings.  Their words will be transformed into four community art installations that will remain as a legacy of these unprecedented times. 


The pieces will transform a small corner of each community with a chance to reflect, a place to have hope and somewhere to smile.

The artists are Kate Sully, Liz Von Graeventitz, Angie Hardwick and Lois Conlan.

And the communities are Sharrow, Fir Vale, Darnall and the over 50's community.'

I worked alongside the children at Step Out, Earl Marshall Youth Club to create 'The Fir Vale Beehive.' The piece was created to spread some joy and positivity whilst sharing our thoughts and feelings of life during lockdown. 

Ignite Imaginations are a Sheffield based arts charity and you can find out more about them and the great work that they do on their website The project was funded by Arts Council England. Photos by Laura Page Photography.

'Thank you for creating something beautiful in our corner of Sheffield which usually gets forgotten' Passer by

Tom Rolley Videography also put together this video documenting the making of The Fir Vale Beehive:

We hope that you get to see The Fir Vale Beehive for yourself. Head on down to Heathcote Street, S4 in Sheffield and take a look.

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