We’ve had an idea – To make at least 2020 glow in the dark moths with people from the South West which will form part of a solar powered installation that calls our policy makers to implement and support energy system change.
We’ve tested the making process with Plymouth Energy Community and visitors to the Illuminate Festival and are looking forward to a busy new year as we develop the work further.
Over 3 weekend workshops a small group of dads in Exeter helped their kids make solar panel artworks to charge their phones.
Making a solar panel artwork is really enjoyable, but some of the elements (like soldering) need close supervision, so the dads made it possible for their kids to experience something they probably wouldn’t be able to do at school.
In October in the run up to Illuminate in Plymouth Art and Energy ran a solar panel artwork making workshop with PEC Pals to learn more about how to get creative with renewable energy.
Here is a gallery of some of the pictures from that workshop and some further information about what were hoping to do in Plymouth
In June 2019, Art and Energy CIC worked with over 170 students from schools across the South West of England at The Big Bang Fair in Westpoint arena.
The 7 now completed solar panel artworks inspired by ‘The Big Bang’, will finally be displayed at Ocean Studios at Royal William Yard in Plymouth from 27 Nov to 1 Dec as part of Plymouth’s Illuminate festival.
Over the past year, Chloe’s been participating in DSSE’s Start-up programme which is supported by Lloyds Bank.
Over the course of the year, she learned a bit about what’s involved in setting up and running a social enterprise.
Here is a short film about Art and Energy and what we did during the programme.
The Solar Range are a brilliant company based near us in Exeter who make the most wonderful solar powered street furniture that provides illumination at night (and energy for other stuff too!)
So we’re pretty darned chuffed that they’ve agreed to help us with the electronics connecting our solar artworks to an illuminating artwork – ‘Moths to a Flame’.