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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2020, 06:23:55 AM »
Pavilion Art Project Update

Thank you everyone who created a sketch for the Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project. There's been an overwhelming amount of wonderful work and it’s going to be tough choosing the artists whose ideas will be selected for our new community mural. Here's one that's made the cut!


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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2020, 07:40:24 AM »
Thank you the Marple Review Newspaper for featuring our Pavilion Art Competition in the Summer Issue!

We've got some great entries submitted already and there's less than two weeks to get yours in too.

Have you been inspired yet?



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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2020, 01:47:24 PM »
Roundels ready!

Please submit entries to win a place on the Marple Memorial Park mural display for your artwork as soon as you can and no later than 14 September.....


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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2020, 06:32:05 AM »
Have you seen the poster about our Pavilion Art Project Competition in the park noticeboards?

What inspires you about Marple Memorial Park? Answers in a circle please:


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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 06:31:37 AM »
Funding of Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project



The full Pavilion Art Project includes artwork on both sides of the former Bowling Pavilion.

Following an unsuccessful £10k bid to Awards for All last year for the full project, Friends of Marple Memorial Park decided to reduce the funding commitment needed to get started by splitting the project into two phases. We have chosen to tackle the Pavilion Art Roundels on the rear of the building first, as it will will have the greatest visibility and involve more volunteer artists. It also provides the strongest link with the successful Rose Hill Station Intergenerational Art Project.

In February 2020 Friends of the Park committed £2,200 of our existing funds (raised by our 50-50 Club and 2019 Treasure Hunt) towards Phase I.

A minimum of £1,500 of further community support was needed to enable Phase I to begin and this was generously awarded by The Macnair Trust in May 2020. As this was in the middle of lock-down it was not possible to start immediately but the funds were committed to the project by The Macnair Trust pending us being able to start once restrictions were lifted sufficiently.

In addition to the funding provided by FoMMP and the Trust, we hoped that Marple Area Committee would be able to fund the hard-standing works needed. As already reported, this was awarded at the July Area Committee meeting.

Macnair Trust Funds now received

We are delighted to report that The Macnair Trust funds have now been received and we are all systems go on Phase I! Here is what the trust recently said about the project:

As a small local charity, the Macnair Trust may use its funds only to further strictly defined charitable objectives which benefit the public within the Marple area, so that geographically the Memorial Park could hardly be more central. We are absolutely delighted to be involved with the Pavilion Roundels Art Project, which ticks so many of the boxes in terms of causes we are more than happy to support.

By bringing new life to a building of historic significance it will preserve and greatly enhance local amenities and the park itself. In particular, it will encourage open-air recreational activities and contribute towards the welfare of local children, whilst promoting art for the benefit of the public.


Phase II - Under Canopy Artwork

Phase II is planned as a large collaborative mural under the gated canopy of the former Bowling Pavilion. The intention is that this will be visible from far across the park. Look out for more about this once we get Phase I fully underway and we begin to raise funds for this too.

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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 08:14:20 AM »
Inspiration for Friends of Marple Memorial Park's Pavilion Art Project

It would be lovely to have the 'Midnight the owl' sculpture remembered in our Marple Park mural and lots of magical imagination could be added in to this piece.

https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/projects/tree-sculpture.html


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Re: Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 07:22:33 AM »
Thank you to Marple Area Committee for supporting this project!

Last night Marple Area Committee kindly approved a request for £775 to pay for the hard-standing in front of our mural on the former Bowling Pavilion.

The hard standing surface is needed to ensure safe access for all types of pedestrians to get up close and view the roundel artworks, including visitors with prams or pushchairs, wheelchair and mobility scooter users, or less mobile walkers.

Thank you to local councillors for supporting this project and your kind comments about it during your meeting.

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Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 06:32:45 PM »
Delighted to launch Friends of Marple Memorial Park's latest project working with Art Stop CIC to create a fantastic new mural on the former Bowling Pavilion in the park.

Did you know that it was built by soldiers returning from WWI in memory of their comrades who didn't?



Friends of Marple Memorial Park Pavilion Art Project

We are running an exciting new Art Competition!

Winners will get their work to be part of a new collaborative Intergenerational Mural to be located on the rear wall of the former Bowling Pavilion building in Marple Memorial Park.

There are 80 places to be won.

All ages are welcome.

You do not have to be a ‘great artist’ to participate just someone who enjoys being creative.

First Round

Colour Sketch phase due by September 14th.

All the art is going to be painted with acrylics on different sized plywood circles so we would like to see colour sketches within a circle please.

You can use our template or just draw around a dinner plate.

Please make sure your name, age and how to contact you are on your sketch and you can let us know a little about your idea. Sketches can be scanned / photographed and emailed to pavilionart@marplememorialpark.org.uk by September 14th.

Sarah of @Stationery Supplies Marple has kindly offered to be a place to pick up a template and drop off finished sketches.

Members of Friends of Memorial Park and Art Stop will judge the sketches and then if your work has been successful you will be notified and given the next set of instructions on how to complete your finished work for the Mural.

The theme is "Show us what you love most about our park and what it means to you. How did it help you during lock-down, what aspects did you miss the most about it and are so glad to have returning?"

Here is a list of idea starters.
  • The former Bowling Pavilion and its (unknown?) history.
  • The war memorial and its significance.
  • The information boards about the Marple soldiers who fell.
  • The information lecterns, the history of Marple as a past industrial town.
  • Hollins Mill / mill workers.
  • The historical artefacts within the park.
  • The gifting of the park to the town by the Carver/Barlow family.
  • The proximity of the canal and its place in the Industrial Revolution.
  • Hollins House.
  • The volunteers who work in the park.
  • The park as a place of beauty - the flower beds.
  • The park as a place of refuge, natural and green.
  • The park's wildlife, flora and fauna.
  • The views of Mellor Moor.
  • The park as an exercise space.
  • The play areas (as they are or as you remember - boating pool for example).
  • The skatepark.
  • Football, tennis, cricket, basketball / ball games for groups and families.
  • The Bowling Green / Veterans' Bowling Club.
  • The Boules Court.
  • A place for dog walking.
  • Picnic benches, family picnics.
  • The Chatting bench, an opportunity for social interaction.
  • The park as a gathering place, the carnival, band performances.
  • The Library.
  • The Clinic.
  • The Memorial service/poppies
  • The Senior Citizen's Hall.
  • The Police Station.
  • The Scout Hall.
  • The Band Room.
  • Support for the NHS, rainbows and clapping.
  • Support for Black Lives Matter.
Here is the template for sketch entries: