It's Monopoly of course! After a recent call out for artists to come up with a moveable project/artwork to accompany walk the planks art car parade, we started the Nelson Monopoly idea. It's all the brainwave of local artist Roger Hesketh and here he is...
Roger, above in one of the approximately 3000 poses the local press photographers wanted him to do! Poor Roger!
Anyhow, here is the idea.
To celebrate opening the high street in Nelson back up to cars, on the 20th August, there is going to be a large art car parade (See a gallery of images here) and we wanted a local artist to come up with an idea that could engage local people and interact with the parade itself.
Roger came up with creating a Nelson version of monopoly based on peoples own photographs of Nelson. He would make the giant playing pieces and then a giant board which will be played on the 20th August in the centre of Nelson.
So - we needed to collect the photographs from people - and what better way than by making the giant pieces and wandering around Nelson handing out flyers which tell you where you can submit your Nelson photographs. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find the page on facebook by searching Nelson Monopoly Parade. Please do send us some pix.
So here are some pictures of us out and about, enjoying ourselves a lot!
Hanna, Town Centres Officer, modelling the dice hat.
Hanna, showing that the dice hat does fall off!
Paul, Assistant Economic Development Officer, again pretending to be the dice
Paul, in the best hat.
And here is Roger, with some handy photogenic children we managed to stumble across, in one of the many press photo poses
And Roger again posing with the hat.
I hope you enjoyed, I know we did. I think it is a brilliant idea and am going to post the pictures we get sent so you can see them too.