Last month we visited iMakr store in Clerkenwell. This is where the bust of Ernest Bevin that twill sit in the foyer of Bevin Court is being made. The team at iMakr showed us how all the different machines work, including the one that will most likely print our Bevin.
They also showed us a version of the technique used to capture the bust of Ernest Bevin. This technique is called photogrammetry, simply put it means you take tons of photos of the object you want to print and then use some very clever software to stitch it back together.
In the studio the team at iMakr have a static piece of kit that they scan people with in order to print small versions of them to produce lifelike accuracy. One of our team from Bevin court immediately saw the usefulness of this tool. See asked iMakr if they can scan dogs. Not to eschew a challenge the iMakr team offered to scan the dog and give their technology a test.
Saxon, a beautiful Golden Labrador, took a trip down to the iMakr store with her owner Carol. She was scanned and then a few days later the pair visited the store again to pick up the finished mini Saxons. We were all blown away by the results.
Introducing Saxon, Bevin court’s first ever 3D printed dog!
Thursday 27th August will see our young film makers launch their five minute films at Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, EC1V 4NB.
The event will take place 6pm – 7pm and it’s free to attend.
From October onwards, Jiff Bayliss will be leading his walk Lubetkin, Finsbury and Bevin Court once a month. Tickets for the walks are £7 and the walks are strictly limited to 15 places, so book up soon!
The dates for these walks will be:
Monday October 12th meeting at Islington Museum 6pm
Saturday November 14th meeting at Islington Museum 11am
You can book a place on these walks by clicking the above links. We look forward to seeing you.
Tonight we mixed up the exhibition of the Peel Centre’s Art Group with the artworks created by our young art students. The 12 students have been working with artist Ella Medely-Whitfield on a multimedia exhibition taking its inspiration from the bountiful Bevin Court.
Over three days the group have visited and explored the building, its surroundings, geography and history in creative and innovative ways. The body of work that they have created is exhibited at the Islington Museum until August 29th.
There are charcoal works, 3D architectural models, pencil drawings, map collages, lino printing, soundscapes, clay sculptures, clay impresses, photography, postcards, windowsill portraits…that’s a lot of work for three days. The group have really pulled their imagination out of the bag and created some thoughtful and fun artworks.
Watch this space for the online gallery.
Six of the young people who took part in the art workshops will now be taking a film making course with Ella over the coming two weeks. They will be documenting all the key aspects of the restoration project and the heritage of the site that they find important. There will be a free film screening of their work on Thursday 27th August. Come along and find out what all the fuss is about.