Marvellous Machines- Projector Bikes with Tom Harding & JOLT and artist Reg Payn


Wadebridge Creative Hub and DR2 would like to announce a fantastic ‘Digital Bike Project’ for Bikelights 2016- a 3-day workshop project with visiting specialist artists- it takes place in September and October 2016, ready to roll after the summer break. Bikelights 2016 is on Saturday 15th October.

The idea is simple- to make 7 amazing “Projecting Bike Creations”, one in each of 7 schools (years 4/5 or 6)- decorated bikes with hand-held digital projectors mounted on them , themed around this year’s Bikelights subtitle “Marvellous Machines”. Wadebridge Creative Hub has been able to get Arts Council funding to make this project very affordable for schools. We are working with the incredibly talented digital animations and projections specialist, Tom Harding. (Tom has made digital projections for Jaguar-Landrover and Elton John amongst many others- he’s extraordinarily clever). Tom and his 2 assistants can work with a group of 6 young people in one whole day to make a short digital stop-frame animation on a subject of your choosing- (think “Marvellous Machines”).

Visual Artist Reg Payn will then work in school for two further days each with up to 24 young people (working in groups of 8) to create the bike itself- a unique two wheeled creation, based around the same theme as the animated film. Reg’s Bike creations for Bikelights are something of a local legend. So the outcome will be what we call “Projector Bikes”- 7 fabulous bike creations that can project animations onto the ground and walls as they move around. We will organise a special “Projector Bike Parade” as part of the post-procession celebrations on October 15th so that all 7 digital projector bikes can be appreciated in all their glory (in darkness) by the assembled masses!

7 Schools confirmed:

Wadebridge Academy

Boscastle Primary

St Breock Primary

Port Isaac Primary

St Mabyn Primary

Nanstallon Primary

St Wenn