Street lights

Michael Condron and I joined Dave from ‘Sports for Streets’, and a group of young people at Great Western Park early on a November evening. As part of the idea development for his sculptures Michael wanted to carry out experimental workshops using light. At this session we created kaleidoscopic projectors using coloured cellophane and mirror card and then used torches and lenses to create projections. The different stages of the process brought together light, colour and pattern in unpredictable and fascinating ways.

Dave and the children brought lots of enthusiasm and ideas to the workshop, despite numb fingers and the cold wind which caused our make-shift bed sheet projection screen to billow.

‘Sports for Streets’ is a very special initiative – a bit like a mobile youth centre – creating opportunities for kids to be active, have fun and stay safe close to home.


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