Design a brick for the Plymouth Brick Project

May 06, 2021

People across the world are being invited to take part in project to transform a corner of Plymouth into a blaze of colour - brick by brick.

From 21-30 May, each brick in a section of wall on Glen Park Avenue will be painted with a different design in a mass community project as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations.

Everyone is welcome to join in or watch the mass painting event at the street near Plymouth Railway Station.

And in the build-up to the event, people around the world are being invited to submit designs and ideas for the bricks.

To take part, visit https://www.brickproject.co.uk/projects/glen-park-avenue-steps-plymouth and print out the brick template. Use whatever materials you have to draw/paint your design on the template.

Photograph your sheet and email your image to brickproject.uk@gmail.com by midnight on May 14th 2021 and the team at Plymouth Brick Project will do the rest!

If you're in the city, you can drop your design off at Plymouth Central Library on Armada Way.

Watch the video below to learn more about the project

Between 21 May and 30 May locals will then paint the wall with as many designs as possible, one brick at a time.

The Prlymouth Brick Project is asking designs to be themed on ‘What Do I Love About Plymouth?’ – “ What does it mean to me” Your response can be really personal to you- it could be a favourite place in the city, person, or food- it could even be a feeling that Plymouth gives you and how it relates to you. Remember art can be used to make people ‘see’ and ‘feel’ all kinds of sensations, the image you create can be used to make people ‘see’ and ‘feel’ all kinds of sensations, the image you create can represent real, solid objects, an imaginary doodle or even just words, it's up to you.

 

Although it’s important to express how you feel please remember that whatever you choose shouldn't make other people looking at the wall feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. You can see on the Brick Project website that the brick is divided into several different sizes representing the different bricks at the wall. We can’t guarantee that you’ll get your choice of brick shape, but you can use the dotted lines to think about how the artist interpreting your work might change your drawing to fit a different size of brick on the day.

Plymouth Brick Project is a Community Interest Community supported by Mayflower 400 Vital Sparks fund, Plymouth Culture, The Box and Plymouth City Council.

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