“Blank Canvas”, a group of Nottingham Trent Fine Art students, have launched their first event at the Hyson Green Boys Club. The group aims to develop art work with local community groups, in an enjoyable environment. ”Blank Canvas are currently working with the “Learn 2 Learn” team at the Boys Club and have made links with other Hyson Green groups ,including the Karima Institute and New Art Exchange.
The event started with the delivery of two huge 9ft x 3ft canvases to the club. These will be decorated, using acrylic paint, with designs chosen by the young people themselves, working with “Blank Canvas” to make a mural which reflects them and their interests. This will set the stage for future art days in the area, possibly involving joint work with the New Art Exchange
The current Blank Canvas members are:
Her practice is mainly presented through performance, video, installation and text but as an artist, she likes to push herself to the limits and break outside the boundaries of being an artist of one thing. She’s really interested in community arts because of the way it allows people to express themselves in way that they haven’t realised they can and can really build bridges and connections with people and their communities. As an artist she feels she can help because she’s attracted to the connections she can develop with people through her passion for art.
My work has always been about other people and their stories/experiences. I use video, audio, text, photography and print making to illustrate their emotions and stories. I focus on the reoccurring emotions in completely different situations. I’ve always been interested in working with other people, particularly with younger generations. I’ve seen firsthand how giving children something productive with their time, boost their moral and happiness. I want to give people the chance to express themselves through the form of art. Particularly people who may otherwise not have a chance to do so. I want to show them that they can achieve anything they put their mind to.
An Artist who works using Mixed media; he works this way because he feels that it opens up more possibilities for himself in terms of creativity. He focuses on ways in which to attract an audience’s attention by using humour, disturbing imagery, sounds or even scents. Many of his works tend to involve a great deal of experimentation as he tackles subjects such as race, religion, culture and identity. The motivation behind him wanting to get involved with community projects was because he felt that it was a way of giving back to the community, by raising awareness to the youths and getting them more involved in the world of art. The purpose of his works is for the youths of the community to express themselves freely in an artistic and enjoyable way.
She focuses on is the innocence and complexity of human beings through illustration. She likes to observe day to day life and her work represents innocence to expresses fragility using media such as pencil, pen and paint. With this she creates very intricate and detailed paintings. “There are too many things happening around the world that everything seems to get confused and scattered., like the changes and problems we face from child to adult”.
Muhammad Whelbourne, is an a Artist based in Nottingham England who currently has an interest in themes of conflict, and the effects of extremism and contemporary colonialism in the realm of the personal the filial the social, the cultural and the political. His work attempts to capture and investigate the mechanisms and dynamics of these tensions with specific reference to the Muslim world and its rich history. Using film, the written word and a range of discarded materials, he aims to question senses of, prejudice institutional hubris, abuses of reason, and the intellectual dishonesties of propagandists. His interests in community engagement stems from a sense of the artist’s responsibility to act as a dissenting voice that challenges social injustices.
Is a bmxer who has a deep passion for drawing and painting. His work is largely inspired by graffiti and aspires to be a street artist. His bmxing and personal influences combine together to create his art. Throughout his work he aims to create bigger, more consuming pieces that take over the studio.
After completing the princes trust he wanted to work with children with difficult up bringing. Showing them things I enjoy and ways the can perfect their abilities.