Dads make solar panel artworks with their kids!

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.

Big Bang Artworks finally on display 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.

Girl power

To be fair, no-one ever told me I couldn’t make solar panel artworks, no-one ever said I couldn’t work in a STEM job and no-one said power-tools are for boys.

But somehow I still felt like power was in the male domain.

We think giving young people the chance to experience their ability to make electricity can give confidence to participate in discussions about our energy future.