Exhibition details here-https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/event/online-exhibition-moon-base-projects/
This February we have been so thrilled to have Moon Base Projects involved with the NI Science Festival
Thank you to everyone part of Moon Base Projects, for being one of our online exhibiting artists and sharing your beautiful work with us. And here is a mini-interview/blog from some them!
Matthew is extremely impressed with the online exhibition!
Matthew creates his Artwork by using different colours and trying to match them as best he can. Matthew likes to watch documentaries and get some inspiration from them to draw.
Matthews favourite materials to use are pencils and pens. Matthew has also used dried flowers to paint, he dried some out and bunched them together and then dipped them into water. Matthew liked this as it gave a natural look when he put it to paper.
Matthews favourite place to create Art is with a group.
Matthew enjoys experimenting and likes to make his own style when using colours. Matthew likes to be unique. Matthew likes to explore with colours and shapes when making Art.
Matthews thoughts on the Biodiversity Map and the postcards are that they are very good. Matthew likes that the map includes pictures that each group member has designed. And the map shows Northern Ireland but if a member from the group looks at the map it tells more stories that a stranger could tell from the map.
Matthew enjoys the sessions with Moon Base and enjoys seeing all of his friends on Zoom.
How do you create your Art?
When I am out and about in the car, I sometimes see things I would like to draw. I live beside Dundonald graveyard and I like to draw the trees and flowers in there
What are your favourite materials to use?
I always have my sketchbook and pencils with me
What do you enjoy most about Art?
I like drawing living things, animals, trees and plants.
What are your thoughts on maps and postcards?
The difference between the land and sea is very good. The animal and bird shapes are very clear.
Any other feelings about your work?
I liked working as a team with my friends. I loved the walks in the park with the volunteers and the talks by the man from the Belfast Hills group.
I love to paint, especially with bright colours and lots of layers of paint!
My favourite materials are paint and oil pastels.
I love to paint outside in nice weather or inside with a nice cup of tea!
I also love painting in a big group of friends – like at Moon Base Projects!
I think the thing I enjoy most about Art is the freedom of expression – you can express yourself in any colour, shape, or texture!
I think the Biodiversity Map is a gorgeous example of collaborative Art Making! The mix of drawings, ideas, animals, and plants that the group saw in real life and also imagined are really interesting to look at. The postcards are a lovely memento of the project and will be really useful for sending out Moon Base Projects updates!
I feel really happy when I am creating something and content. I have a very vivid imagination and I love exploring different artistic ideas!
Creating the Moon Base Biodiversity Map has been a lot of fun and the group have produced some brilliant drawings! You can buy an A3 limited edition copy of the biodiversity map which comes with a set of six beautiful postcards highlighting some of the amazing plants, animals and insects we found!
Buy the print and postcards set £15 https://blackboxbelfast.ticketsolve.com/products/regular
All proceeds go directly to supporting our continued work on Moon Base Projects.
General donations to support The Black Box can be made via our #SaveOurVenues Crowdfunder https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/love-black-box