PUBLIC PROGRAMMES

 

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Wish_Tree_installation_Deirdre_Robb

Deirdre Robb’s wishing tree installations are designed to provide a platform for the individual and community voice. She seeks to counter negativity and through a visual creative energy, celebrates the best of the community aiming to create debate and a platform for discussion. This is a text-based project that allows the participants to create three wishes, one for themselves, one for a loved one and the last one for their community.  Robb stimulates participants to explore identity, encourages them to celebrate their community and inspires the individual to look to a positive future. She then creates outdoor interventions in parks, shopping centres, abandoned sites and various outdoor settings.

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Wish Garden in Orangefield Park part of the Eastside Arts Festival

Free City Flint Public Art

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Wishing_Tree_Flint_Public_Art_Festival_Deirdre_Robb

FREE CITY PUBLIC ART FESTIVAL

 Robb was invited to participate in Free City Flint Public ArtFree City was a large-scale public art festival that temporarily reclaimed the former Flint-Chevy manufacturing site along the Flint River for public use. In 2013, more than 75 artists and organizations from the city, the region, and the country participated, including more than 20 from Flint, a dozen from southeast Michigan and the Great Lakes region, as well as international artists from Germany, Ireland, and Poland. The event attracted thousands of visitors from the region to activate the sprawling city-owned landscape at the curve of the Flint River. The art festival  took place in an abandoned site that was previously the car plant that made Chevrolet’s in Flint Michigan. Robb created 2 installations ‘Art Flag Bunting” and ‘Wish Tree” in response relate to the post-industrial changes experienced in a community when industry collapses without replacement jobs and limited support to the community.

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Wish_Tree_Free_City_Pubic_Art_festival_Flint_Deirdre_Robb

ART FLAG BUNTING DeIRDRE ROBB PORTVIEW TRADE CENTRE

ART FLAG BUNTING DeIRDRE ROBB PORTVIEW TRADE CENTRE

Art Flag Bunting Deirdre Robb Ashfield High School

Art Flag Bunting Deirdre Robb Ashfield High School

Art Flag Bunting Deirdre Robb Elimgrove Primary School

Art Flag Bunting Deirdre Robb Elimgrove Primary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Hewitt in the Frame

Hewitt in the Frame Cupar walk

Hewitt in the Frame Cupar walk

Hewitt in the Frame Cupar walk

Hewitt in the Frame Cupar walk

Hewitt in the Frame Cupar walk

Hewitt in the Frame Cupar walk

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