Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Thank you to everyone that came along to take part in our interactive exhibition in Cluny Square over the bank holiday weekend! We had over 100 visitors during the course of three days and have some fantastic feedback to continue with the We ♥ the Suburbs project- we'll publish the results in the very near future.

Here is a taster of what went on:

The exhibition outside Cluny Square cafe in between showers.

The model of the St. Luke's area for the community to map out their daily routines exposing how they interact with their environment.

The take away pamphlet giving the visitors information on the exhibition and the wider context of the project.

Visitors could cast their votes on what they would spend money on to benefit their local area.
Consultation on the streets when the sun was shining.

Visitors used the yellow stickers supplied to answer a series of questions in which they could see how they relate to the rest of the community. The answers will give us an idea of the local area which we'll use to further the project.

The kids used chalk pens to write on the window of the cafe what they want in their park.


Thank you to all the artists involved in the We ♥ the Suburbs exhibition.  Local artist, Jess Worley, held a workshop on Saturday giving local children to express their feelings about St. Luke's through drawing, textiles and jewellery.  The exercise was a great success!

Throughout the bank holiday weekend local artists Katrina Burtles, Kelly Donovan, Antoinette Goossens, and Rachel Nead  created a real presence for our exhibition in Cluny Square.  They used the idea of community celebration in conjunction with archival images found which really helped to engage local people.