The Turves Green Girls’ School Public Art Project (TGGSPAP) was conceived in summer 2017 in response to the challenges of managing and maintaining a positive and inspiring working environment in ageing school buildings with the harsh reality of shrinking school budgets. TGGSPAP represents a development of public art collaborations engaged in by the Art Department since 2013, in particular multiple collaborations with the Longbridge Public art Project (LPAP), including Light Festivals 2014 and 2016 Through a programme of exhibitions, workshops, live briefs, commissions and collaborations with the local arts community,TGGS PAP aims to;
Enhance the school environment for pupils, staff and visitors so that indoor and outdoor spaces;
become visually interesting and inspiring,
support a positive experience of the school environment,
contribute to positive attitudes to learning for students,
create a clear sense of identity for the school
highlight the architectural and historical value of the school buildings
raise the profile of the visual arts in school.
2. Raise the profile of TGGS in the wider community, building on the reputation of TGGS Art Department as an outward looking department that actively promotes, participates in, and engages with art and artists in the local community and public arena.
3. Increase opportunities for pupils to engage with art & design live briefs and to work with artists and designers, leading to richer art & design learning opportunities, increased understanding of contemporary art & design practice and raised aspirations.
4. Play a pro-active role in supporting the continuation and growth of contemporary and public arts in the local community, building on the legacy of the LPAP project 2012-17.
5. Promote the Co-operative Values and Principles of;
Caring for others
Turves Green girls' school, turves green, Birmingham B31 4bp