A NEW website for the Friends of St John’s Church is being created with the help of a number of entries into an art competition.
The contest, held in conjunction with the successful Arts Showcase Day on Saturday, aims to encourage artistic engagement with the church.
Digital versions of the entries will be shown on the ‘under development’ website which is planned to launch at the end of the month.
Anyone with artistic flair is encouraged to enter into the competition with any form of arts.
A spokesperson for the Friends group: “We are keen for people to connect with the building and showcase their artistic skills in any format – it could be a painting, photograph, a poem, a video, a model.
“The artwork will all be displayed on the new website which is hoped to further connect people to the building, and to help in the latest fund-raising project.”
Some entries were submitted at the Showcase Day on Saturday, including a painting of St John’s in the snow by local artist Clare Nisbet and a stitched wall hanging created by the team at The Creative Street Studio run by Brenda Killigrew in Worcester Road.
Getting creative in the church at the Showcase Day was local digital artist Bren Henderson who was creating a new work whilst seated inside the church.
Bren was also showcasing artwork previously created from photos taken in and around St John’s.
The art competition, website and showcase day have all been made possible thanks to funding from the Recovery Through Creativity Grant administered by
Bromsgrove District Council and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP).
Competition entries should be submitted to the Friends via email email@example.com before June 30.