Would you like to be part of an exciting community art project to paint a big mural showing scenes from Chatham’s past present and future? The site is next to Homestyle 206/206A Chatham High Street. Artist Richard Jeferies will develop designs based on your ideas and work with you to paint the mural. Whether you are 9 or 99 years old you are welcome to join in!
Workshops to develop the designs will take place on these dates at:
Nucleus Arts Centre – Conference Room
Sunday 9th June 2pm to 4pm
Monday 10th June 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday 12th June 6pm to 8pm
Painting the mural: Monday 1st to Friday 12th July
Launch – 13th July alongside Medway Open Studios launch
The mural project has been developed by DNA and the workshops and mural are being developed by artist Richard Jeferies.
A mural recently commissioned for Chatham High Street by the DNA project (Developing Neighbourhoods Approach) has given the go ahead to local artist Richard Jeferies.
Richard, from the Isle of Sheppey, is trained as an architect and has been running various creative workshops for over 10 years. He has been very involved with local arts projects, and is part of the team who developed the CreataboX art vending machine which will be launched at Fuse Festival 2013.
For the mural Richard hopes to bring a mix of art and recycling objects together for a unique display, which will be developed with a huge amount of help from the local community. The local community will also have the opportunity to develop ideas for the mural as well as actually make the mural. Richard also aims to create and launch the mural with events involving other creatives, including musicians and performers.
You can keep up to date with the development of the mural and call outs for help on Creatabot. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Creatabot was pleased to award Richard Jeferies with the Creatabot of the year award this week, and in recognition of his work, an exhibition has been organised at Strood library in Kent.
Richard Jeferies is an artist based on the Isle of Sheppey, who believes art is a language we can all use to communicate with each other. He is inspired by many forms of art, from traditional to modern.
The pieces Lure, Ad Astra and Babbage Mk IV (6 No.) were especially made for the exhibition and inspired by Steampunk styles. The piece “Lure” has also won Richard Jeferies the “Creatabot Creative 2012” award.
Richard learned to paint from his father who is an oils artist. His father, who lives in Wales, continues to paint whilst in his 70s. Richard teaches art to various ages and felt that by practicing different artistic techniques, it would help him present his students with a broad range of tools. In turn this helps the students to find the tool that connects with their particular creative spark. Also for him personally it creates the pleasure of discovering new and classic mediums for expression. He continues to pass on his experience and ideas to his own children, who all have their own distinctive styles, and hopes to one day hold a family exhibition.
The exhibition of his work will run from the 1st of December 2012 to the 4th January 2013 at:
The exhibition also features photography by Mdhamiri Á Nkemi, a film maker and photographer based in Medway. He is an explorer of creativity and likes to learn and master many different production techniques. Mdhamiri is also very involved with the local creative community and likes to help it expand wherever possible.