This year we ran our first open art competition! We were not sure how much interest we would generate, but in the end we had five fabulous people enter artwork; definitely a case of quality over quantity.
We have picked 3 winners and two runners up and all their artwork will be available to see on the graphics panel that will be going up on the front range of the Coffin Works some time in January until we open The Coffin Works.
The entries were judged by Sarah Millin, Jane Arthur and Andy Garbi. For judge biographies please click here. The panel was asked to judge by 1) creativity and 2) how the artwork captures the history and/or architecture and ‘spirit’ of Newman Brothers.
Please click here to visit the art competition webpages, to see larger images, the judges comments, and the artist’s descriptions of their own work.
Here are the incredible pieces of artwork … Inspired by Newman Brothers.
As part of the ‘Inspired by Newman Brothers’ project, we worked with artist Sarah Millin and year 3 pupils from Nelson Primary School in Ladywood.
Inspired by the coffin handle designs from the trade catalogues and original stock, the children each made two different types of handles. This image below is not the final artwork which will hang in the Education Space at the factory, but shows what brilliant work they produced during their workshop.
They are looking forward to being ‘famous’ as this image will also be on the display panel.