The unique heritage features of the Grade II listed Post Office at Lowestoft we have been refurbishing, provided a unique and educational art opportunity to engage with local schools.
Working with East Suffolk Council and the Heritage Action Zone team, local artist Susan Brinkhurst ran two-hour workshops in two local academies to encourage GCSE Art and Textile students to hone in on geometric shapes and features on the building, such as parapets, stone faces and dentals, to create collages and repeat pattern textile designs.
These were publicly displayed in the gallery 303 Projects in Lowestoft at the end of March under the banner ‘Post Mark’. Great to be able to celebrate the classical architecture of the Post Office through a wonderful piece of social value.
Read more on R G Carter social value initiatives: https://www.rgcarter-construction.co.uk/supporting-social-value/
More on Lowestoft Post Office and its future use: https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/lowestoft-post-office-creative-hub-redevelopment/