NHS Stories

An interactive, outdoor exhibition conceived as a way of creating a significant ‘guerilla’ art activity during Brighton Festival 2017, to raise awareness of the cuts & re-organisations to the NHS, & is part of KP’s ongoing exploration of presenting digital storytelling in unexpected outdoor locations.  

 

Created in In collaboration with Ray Gibson (Raysto Images), Dr Sarah Anderson, Sussex Defend the NHS & internationally acclaimed photographer & artist JR & the Inside Out project.

 


Subjects were activists & passers by, plucked off the streets or from a pub round the corner, who told their stories & concerns about the NHS whilst be photographed & recorded.

The photos were blown up & printed as part of internationally acclaimed photographer & artist, JR’s Inside Out project.

Images, film or audio were edited together under the auspices of virtual reality app, Aurasma, to make posters come to live.  Click on the instructions to the left, or see a couple of the films below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freelance Project Assistant Required

KP Projects CIC is looking for a versatile, highly motivated & reliable individual to provide project assistance to the Creative Producer & other members of the freelance team, as required, across all areas of the company’s work. The ideal candidate will be hard working, flexible & capable of undertaking a wide variety of tasks that will differ from day to day.

Freelance, 1.5-2 days per week, plus additional days project work, depending on funding. Days & hours of work are flexible. Initial six month contract with potential to extend.

Fee: £18,000 – £24,000 pro rata.

Role

Work might include a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Project administration, tour booking & administration, community outreach & liaison
  • Fundraising, research into trusts & foundations & drafting applications
  • Copy writing & social media

Requirements

  • At least 1 years experience of working in the arts & arts administration
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, versatile & a quick learner, prepared to adapt readily to the rapidly changing needs of the work load
  • Good comprehension skills & an aptitude for problem solving
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organisational & time management skills
  • Good internet/phone connection & regular meetings in Brighton.

Applications

Please apply by 5pm on 30 January 2017 with the following information:

  • Letter of application explaining your interest in the post, your experience & suitability for the role, & why you would like to work with us.
  • CV, maximum 2 pages, outlining educational & work experience
  • Names of two referees, if called for interview

Please send your application by email to Karen Poley, karen@kp-projects.co.uk

Interviews on Monday 6 February, in Brighton.

KP Projects CIC works with a range of partners to create intriguing, engaging & thought-provoking outdoor arts for the widest audiences, around cycling, walking, healthy lifestyles, environmental issues & awareness of local environments. Ongoing projects include The Bicycle Ballet Co, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary.

KP Projects has recently constituted as a not-for-profit, community interest company, & has been awarded Catalyst Evolve funding from Arts Council England, as part of the Carrot consortium, with Red Herring & Bureau of Silly Ideas.

The company is led by Creative Producer, Karen Poley, in collaboration with a wide range of freelance artists, creatives, performers & production experts.

 

The Great Pebble Dash

4 images, gradually moving away from a pebble face drawingA high speed game for all the family, which plays out across a town or festival location, to find tiny, ‘pebbleface’ artworks drawn by artist Raysto.

Players follow visual & animated clues posted online throughout the day.  After finding the general location, players must match the shapes, textures & patterns in the landscape, as they are gradually revealed, to find the pebblefaces.

The pebblefaces are drawn on local stones, inspired by the shapes, shades & textures of their geological formations.  The faces are ‘cute & tactile, with surprisingly vivid expressions,’ (The Independent 23 May 2007)

Lots of potential to develop routes, locations, possibilities for workshops & linking in with marketing & PR.

Further info: www.thegreatpebbledash.tumblr.com

Commissioned by the University of Brighton for the fourth international Visual Methods Conference, Sept 2015.

Contact: karen@kp-projects.co.uk

Strictly Night Cycling

Silhouette of a bike against a sunset skyA further development of the successful, outdoor show, Strictly Cycling.  Combining an entertaining performance with a strong, light-hearted, road safety message to ‘light up’ and be seen on bikes after dark.

The yellow cycling capes will glow like belisha beacons, lit from underneath, with either LED wire or strings of small LED bulbs, powered by battery.  Reflective materials will be worked into helmets, goggles, socks & fingers to give extra impact and brightness, and lights or reflectors added to wheels.

The choreography & improvisational structures will be further developed to create new interactions, movements, sculptural and other set pieces to enable performers to accommodate the lights & technology.

KP Projects CIC

KP Projects has become a Community Interest Company in 2015 to create, deliver and tour, performance, visual, community and educational projects – arts and non-arts – around the concepts of healthy lifestyles; environmental issues and awareness of local environments; walking, cycling and transport.