‘New from New’ Sevenoaks through New eyes Community Art Project. Community Project Archive
April 7th -July 5th
Exhibition 24th June- July 5th 2014
Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum and Sue Gosling curator of The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Museum and Art Gallery Present
‘New from New’
Sevenoaks through ‘New’ eyes a Community Art Project For the Summer festival 2014
Help us to build a miniature Sevenoaks
From April 7th we invite everyone to visit the Kaleidoscope Museum to look at the drawings of Sevenoaks by Vincent New. Created for the Sevenoaks Chronicle from the 1930s-1970’s they record a visual history of the changing face of Sevenoaks.
Join in this fun Sevenoaks community Art project to visit the places shown in the Museum images and record your interpretation of that location now in the Spring and Summer of 2014.
The Creative phase: April 7th– June 24th
When visiting the drawings in the Museum we would like people of all ages to take a free cardboard ‘brick’ and selected location postcard and then creatively respond to their special location.
Ideas could involve: painting, drawing, writing about something that happened here or a memory, poetry, knitting, sewing, taking a location ‘selfie’. Brick ‘ideas’ to stimulate all that pent up creativity will be shown in the museum with the Vincent New drawings from April 7th.
There were three Family artist led ‘brick’ creating days in the Gallery.
The following groups responded to our invitation:
Sevenoaks Day Service, the Knit and Natter group, Sevenoaks Embroiderers Guild, Sevenoaks Craft Group for the Visually Impaired, Lady Boswell’s School, Sevenoaks Textile Group, Sevenoaks Family craft club, Sevenoaks Adult Day service, the Walkie Talkies (Susanne’s walking group), Otford and Weald art clubs, Sevenoaks Nature reserve art and individual members of Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum.
The Building phase: June 24th-July 5th
A New community work of art inspired by the original images of Vincent New.
The exhibition ‘New from New’ showed a selection of Vincent New drawings displayed in the gallery. The community made bricks that celebrated an aspect of the town, were used to construct three local prominent buildings. The roof line of The National Trusts Knole House, St Nicholas Church and The Market building.