Whether produced at the HoBB Project House or on site at a clients’ works, records of project collaborations are gradually being published here. We’ve got a back catalogue to share and a stream of new works too. Friend and fantastic WordPress guy, Bharat, figures we should be doing vids and podcasts to go along with our blogs, and as we are planning vid trailers for future projects and virtual book tours for new publications, I’m sure we’ll be keeping YouTube or Vimeo very busy.
For now, sit back and enjoy these still photos:
And there’s one very fresh wriggling project that we are happy to be doing and that’s collaborating on the development of a very organic worm farm. Here’s a preview of our plaque design to be fixed on the door of the worm hatchery:
Opening thoughts and devising projects on the subject of Good Quality CLOSURE
Life is a race at a fairly fast pace. It needs to be continually studied as ‘answers’ keep evolving. Few, if any, have all the answers but through learning new ways to question, personal understandings can be reached more easily. The image of learning, as Deep Thought knew, lies in asking the right question. And the image of understanding comes from not jumping to fixed conclusions.
There are many groups in the World for individuals to join. Each group defines its own rules to confine its members. Most of the time, these groupings get along fine, but now and again, a clash between group ideals occurs, conflict erupts and people get hurt emotionally and physically.
The one central global problem creating conflict is ‘poor quality closure’. In essence, this is people jumping to conclusions based on low understandings, history-rooted attitudes, rumours, poor judgements and old-time creeds.
Before the advent of print and the World’s ability to spread its many different ‘teachings’, disparate ideas proliferated. Print distilled these ideas. The internet speeds this distillation process but it is slow going because we are all still trying to negotiate a shared way through such a vast legacy of learnings.
Image of Learning [Combined BIOS]
Its co-founders Peter and Grant, share an interest in Closure.
They met at the University of Central England whilst Peter was studying Art [Practical] M.A. Visual Communication. (Thesis: Closure) after working as a teacher following an Education [Theoretical] B.A. (Open University ) Arts & Humanities.
Their first three papers were:
‘The Value of Closure’
‘The Elements of Sequential Art’
The ‘Use of ‘Story’ within the Educative Process’
CPD (Continual Professional Development):
‘Management Development & Team Leadership’ [Beeches College]
Clay sculpt; Plaster reliefs; Plasters in Construction; Concrete (carving), Living Willow; Stone walling. (See Natural Materials); Scale and perspective drawing; Papier Mache (puppets); Metal (sculpt); Wood (constructions); Water Colour Paints / Inks;
Television Interviews: 1984 OB with Dan Cherrington (BBC Research History of Monastic Carp Culture);
Live at BBC Pebble Mill at One (OB Fresh Fish Buying)
Guest Radio Slots: Radio WM (Phone-in); BRMB (Interview); Radio Bristol (Phone-in)
Community Radio: BHBN.
Exhibitions and Performance Events:
1979 – 1980: ‘Piscatorial Memorabilia’, (Exhibition) Aber-Gwen Visitor Centre, South Wales
1982 – 83: “The History and Future of Aquaculture” (Exhibition) Nature Centre (Birmingham Museum & Art Galleries)
1982: Watercolour Paintings of the Built Environment, Birmingham Midland Institute
1982: ‘When Santa met Neptune’, (Performance poetry) Rackhams, Birmingham
1983: Future of Aquaculture, Brighton Exhibition and Conference Centre, Sussex
Birmingham City Council Landscape Practice, B.B.C., Central Independent Television, Austin Knight Advertising, Black Country Development Corporation, Black Theatre Co-operative, Bugle Films Ltd., Cadbury Schweppes (Case Study No. 3), Centro, Custard Factory (Digbeth), Forward Trust, Freestyle Productions, Gillette, GKN, Granada Leisure, Groundwork, Healthy Birmingham 2000, Ilford Photo Ltd., Jaguar, King Edward VI Foundation, Kokuma Dance Theatre Company, Letts Educational (Case Study No.4), MEB, Mercia Sound, Midland Bank, Morrison Developments (Case Study No.5), Royal Mail (Case Study No.6), SCS (Specialist Computer Services), Structured Training, Switch Design, Tibbatts Interior Design Group, Training and Creative Resources, West Midlands Travel. (Full List available on Request)
NAA (National Association of Artists)
NUT (National Union of Teachers)
BAT (Birmingham Arts Trust)
VIVID (Formerly Birmingham Centre for Media Arts)
BEAF (Birmingham Educators and Artists Forum)
1988: Hon. Member of European Society of Perspectivists
1992 – 1995 Crescent Theatre: Set Design, Theatre Marketing.
1995 National Small Press Association
1996 – present: Acting Secretary of “Birmingham Image Generators’
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NEW from Image of Learning:
Producing original, bespoke writing, graphics, photography and illustration for AR (Augmented Reality) projects
The Image of Leaning project continues to grow. We welcome views and contributions. These can be sent via comments or presented live for discussion during workshop sessions at the HoBB Project house. Contact us for available dates.