Art in the Community

               UPDATE ON THE LOGO COMPETITION              

Congratulations to Claire and Shelly!

These are the winners. Claire Godson's logo is 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, is now open in Fordingbridge in Roman Quay (the building opposite the old Fig Tree café). It is a community-led and community-run shop and all profits will be re-invested in the community.

Fordingbridge Art Club was 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 is detailed at the top of this page.
 


A little about The Green Gram ...
The Green Gram enables local people to purchase everyday food and household supplies without single use packaging; instead reusing the containers they already own. It offers 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 is engaging with the community and encouraging involvement. Initially, it is operating with volunteers only. 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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