Community Arts Partnership’s Landmarks project has completed a public art project with Armoy Community Association’s over 55’s group. Landmarks coordinator Clare McComish remarked on the fantastic energy and creative input the participants displayed throughout the project. Working with artist, Rosalind Lowry the group experimented with different silk painting techniques and developed ideas for a larger silk backdrop for the stage at their centre. They have gained experience in producing a public art piece for their community whilst learning new creative skills. The finished artwork was unveiled earlier this week at a launch celebration and showcase of the work.
Community Artist, Rosalind Lowry said:
Working with Armoy over 55’s has been a real inspiration, the group were so enthusiastic and willing to try anything, it has been great to work in a rural setting and discover the history of Armoy from the group. The work projected will have a permanent home in the local community centre and will hopefully inspire visitors to the building.
Chair of the Armoy Over 55’s Group, Roma Stevens said:
We had never undertaken anything like this before and the programme was wonderful. Rosalind’s creativity and input enabled us to produce the silk paintings.
The finished work will be permanently displayed in the Tilly Molloy Centre in Armoy. Armoy Community Association addresses social, economic and environmental issues and places a large emphasis on community relations with a significant amount of cross community work.