Earlier this year Abovegroup Ogilvy coordinated a program with Wendell McShine, Coconut Growers Association (CGA) and the art students of Success Laventille Secondary School called Art Connect. The program involved McShine teaching the students various levels of visual artistic expression, allowing them to explore their talents through workshops and by engaging in a series of visual installations around the community.
To date, the most visually engaging aspect is the mural painted on the CGA wall along the Eastern Main Road. In addition to sponsoring the project, CGA also donated a substantial section of their front wall to be used as a canvas, thus allowing McShine and students from the school to embark on the creation of a public art installation. The installation is a collaboration of their individual paintings that fluidly transition into each other, expressing a narrative through organic shapes and vivid color.
In addition to capturing various aspects of the creative process from its inception, the entire Art Connect project was thoroughly documented by film director Miquel Galofré and made into a film ‘Art Connect in Laventille’. The film, soon to be released, is an in-depth exploration into the Art Connect project, highlighting the unique experiences and the impact the inspirational project had on individual students. Take a look at the latest trailer for the film.
We also created portraits of the students in their exuberance, producing their own public signatures for the live audience of pedestrians and commuters of mid day traffic.
Garvin Mortley and Akiler Holder
Anna Campbell and Ateion Jones
Maliq Noel and Sherise Jones
Isis Gerry and Salif Calliste
Posted in ArtCommunity OutreachPhotographyVideo on 30th Nov 2011
In a monumental effort to create discussion around sustainability issues in Trinidad and Tobago, Sustain T&T will present “GREEN SCREEN” The Environmental Film Series(EFS). The first eco-motivated series of it’s kind here; “GREEN SCREEN” will be a spring-board to encourage awareness, discourse and action surrounding environmental matters, both local and global.
From October 7th to the 18th the EFS will show award-winning environmental films from around the globe. With the supporting sponsorship of Abovegroup Ogilvy it will capture a large cross section of the population by taking advantage of social media positioning. For the run of the series, Abovegroup Ogilvy will have a direct role in the outcome of the event series as the Social Media Manager for the “GREEN SCREEN” campaign. Indeed, the effort is worthwhile as the series boasts films with all the the environmental heroism, innovation and discovery needed for the behavioural change that is paramount to our continued existence on this planet.
The Environmental Film Series truly aims to use the medium of film entertainment to contribute positively to the sustainable living movement here in Trinidad and Tobago. The slated films are very relevant to the movement in Trinidad and Tobago with a bias towards stories that take place regionally or along the tropical belt. Films such as “There Once Was an Island” and “Andros: Living Off the Land and Sea” feature people and communities comparable to many of ours. Rounding out the screenings is the 2009 Academy Award Winning Documentary “The Cove”, in which director Louis Psihoyos proceeds to mount one of the most audacious and perilous operations in the history of the conservation movement; concealed under-water cameras and all.
Spanish filmmaker, Miquel Galofré, known for his award-winning documentary film, “Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast”, joined Abovegroup Ogilvy in March 2011 as our videographer.
For the second time around, one of Miquel’s films will be featured in the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival and we are thrilled to support his work.
“Hit Me With Music” presents the urban street culture and lifestyle that fuels the new music of young Jamaicans, and captures the elements of dance, which form an integral part of nightlife in Kingston.
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