Art in the Community

               UPDATE ON THE LOGO COMPETITION              

Congratulations to Claire and Shelly!

These are the winners. Claire Godson's logo will be used as the main logo for the shop. Shelly Canning's painting of the shop will be used as a poster
                     

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ARTWORK PROJECT FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE TOWN CENTRE

Fordingbridge Art Club has recently been helping on a project to give Fordingbridge an area which can hold events in the centre of town. These could be themed weekends, artisan markets, music venue, Easter and Christmas parades and the like.

The area proposed is Roundill, where there is an entrance to the car park. It would become pedestrian only (during the events) and the Art Club was asked whether it could produce some sketches to help visualise what was envisaged.

 

Shelly Canning agreed to undertake the project and you can see the result below. The smaller photographic images show what is there at the moment.

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A LOGO FOR THE GREEN GRAM

 

A new refill shop, The Green Gram, will be opening in Fordingbridge in April in Roman Quay (the building opposite the old Fig Tree café - subject to contract). It will be a community run shop and all profits will be re-invested in the community.

Fordingbridge Art Club has been asked whether its members could design a simple logo for the shop which reflects the community and “green” ethos of the business. 

The winning design will be used on all shop signage, including a large sign (approximately 1m square) outside the shop, leaflets/brochures, price lists and all other marketing material, so a design that will look good in all formats and sizes is
needed. 


A little about The Green Gram ...
The Green Gram is being set up to enable local people to purchase everyday food and household supplies without single use packaging; instead reusing the containers they already own. It will offer a wide range of foods, cleaning products, toiletries and household items, as well as locally made products. The aim is to make this way of shopping as affordable as possible to maximise the number of people who can benefit and also maximise the benefit to the environment.


The Green Gram is working closely with the Fordingbridge Greener Living Group and a key element to the shop will be engaging with the community and encouraging involvement. We initially intend to operate with volunteers only, but from year two we expect to employ one paid member of staff to oversee the day to day running of the shop. Membership will be on the basis of one member one vote and shares will be available to purchase at a cost of £10. This will not only give members a sense of ownership and involvement but allow us to raise money to further the project. All profits will either be used to fund the shop or donated to chosen local groups and
charities i.e. fed back into the community.

HELPING THE TRUSSELL TRUST FOOD BANK

In 2019 Fordingbridge Art Club's members were invited to participate in a Christmas Card competition. Half the proceeds from sales of these cards went to the Trussell Trust Food Bank; the other half to Fordingbridge Art Club.

The paintings were judged by Collier and Dobson and the winning card design was painted by Belinda Vize, depicting the bridge over the river in Fordingbridge. The runner up was Paul Harding, with a painting of the High street in Fordingbridge. Both paintings are shown below.



 

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