” Handsworth Park is a beautiful park, all year round..” so runs the chorus of a new song written about Handsworth Park by local artist Scylla Magda. Designed to be sung by local choirs & community groups at events in the park, once they can start happening again , or just to be learnt & sung at home.
Looking forward to co ordinating the crafts & participation tent again this year for Simmer Down Festival 2019
Have really enjoyed creating this ‘Autumn Reflections’ piece as a temporary installation on the lakeside plinth in Handsworth Park, reflecting the beauty of nature & changing foliage of the trees above. Hand made bunches Rowan tree berrys were also created, adding a splash of vibrant colour. After the piece was installed, a story telling session was held with local children, featuring “The Rowan Tree’s Gift” by Clair Hewitt. An artwork conceived and created by Scylla Magda of Crafting Community.
Commissioned by Handsworth Creative for Handsworth Park Arts Trail 2018
Mixed media : acrylic mirror, wood, ping pong balls, UV paint, black hemp twine.
Crafting-Community, on behalf of PBAF, enjoyed coordinating the crafts & participation tent at Simmer Down festival 2018 last weekend . Workshops , led by local artists, included Jangles & Bangles by Eleanor& Kerry, percussion & mask making workshops by Juliet & Scylla, flag making by Hattie, Harmonograph drawing by Bobby, Tote bags by Claudette & Alex , plus face painting by Sarah’s Parlour.
Wool donations needed for a craft group for refugee’ women- if you live in the Handsworth area & can drop off some wool in my porch, please use the contact section on this website to contact me , thanks
‘Handsworth Park – Beautiful All Year Round’
A screen printed poster artwork by Karoline Rerrie
Curated by Scylla Magda on behalf of PBAF as part of Handsworth Park Arts Trail 2017 -2019. Designed as a temporary artwork for the lakeside plinth as a reflection on the changing on the seasons in Handsworth Park , giving encouragement for people to enjoy the beauty of the park all year round.
‘Combustion’ by Bobby Bird‘ 2009, made from recording a household Jøtul woodburning stove. If a domestic sized burner can sound like this, what might a 28ft long Cornish Boiler, used to heat up a Bolton & Watt beam engine sound like ?
This track was created as part of Birmingham Sound Matter a project curated by Francisco Lopez and AVA/Modulate in 2009. Is is included on the Birmingham Sound Matter CD compilation released on Audiobulb: www.audiobulb.com/albums/AB023/AB023.htm.
Students at South & City College got a chance yesterday to hear a preview of Bobby Birds Watt’s Orbit installation / performance, set up in the College Auditorium, followed by Q&A session. The day was presented by Nils Edstrom, lecturer in Creative Live Sound at the college, as part of an Art in Music module.
The premier of Watt’s Orbit will take place at St Mary’s Church Handsworth on 29/10/2016
Photos by Joseph Potts