A new interactive light art project has been unveiled to mark the £100m regeneration works in Brunswick.
Local residents who took part in the light art project got a chance to see their work used to decorate the hoardings surrounding the site compound and future central boulevard in Brunswick.
The series of light drawing photography was unveiled last week by local councillors Mavis Smitheman and Tina Hewitson and captures key landmarks and local people in Brunswick.
Over the last few months, Brunswick residents took part in workshops at local community centres and settings.
They were taught how to use digital cameras to create unique drawings created by using the light from torches, LED’s or any other light source – even mobile phones.
The artwork has now been displayed on the 8ft hoardings surrounding the construction site – as part of a joint initiative with S4B and local artist, Adrian Barber.
Artist Adrian Barber, said, “I have really enjoyed working with the local residents over the past few months.” “It is really great to see the final result up on the hoardings for everyone to see – it shows Brunswick in a different light.”
Cllr Mavis Smitheman of Ardwick Ward, who helped to unveil the light art project said, “The workshops were a great way to get residents involved and I was thrilled to be able to participate in the event. “The light art displayed on the hoardings is a fantastic way of projecting what the estate will look like in the future.”
Resident Ms Walsh added, “I really enjoyed the workshops and I’m pleased that I am a part of this. The artwork looks really great here.”
The project has been funded by S4B – the consortium set up to drive the £100m regeneration plans in Brunswick.
S4B Community Regeneration Manager, Ross Hemmings said “I’d like to thank the residents of Brunswick for their work on developing this impressive and eye catching work.
“It has been fantastic to get the local community involved to help create a visual reminder that it is the people who are at the heart of Brunswick.”
The regeneration project – which began in January 2014 – includes wider plans to build more than 500 new family homes that consists of 200 council homes and more than 300 homes for sale.
The community will also welcome a new retail area with local shops and amenities, along with a new neighbourhood office and 60-bed sheltered accommodation and day-care centre.