sixth formWell, it’s official – after a visit to see a group of sixth form students at Bridlington School, green shoots have formed and the design process for Bridlington Headworks’ exterior has begun. As part of the community consultations I wanted to introduce the pumping station’s new art directive – and from the first of the three interactive workshops penned – hear the views and local insight of some very bright young minds.

Leading them lightly through both concepts and practical solutions for the commission, I was essentially looking to gather as much information about how they individually and collectively use the space around the promenade; and what exactly excited them about the area. I aspired to hear what nature of artwork they would be proud to have in their backyards.

With the materials and images I’d managed to forage, I encouraged small groups to create collages and mood-boards of things that interested them i.e. colours & textures etc. And whilst others discussed set questions, the remaining students teamed up to play with the glass, mirrors and torches to create mini light & reflection labs.

Part two to follow…  !