Artists are Glo-ing places


TWO more artists have enjoyed a ticket to ride on Yellow Buses, recording what they see in a pioneering project – and more are required.

Anita Lawrence and Jan Roe are following in the footsteps of Denise Poote who was the first to gain a residency on the fleet, in January, and hit the national headlines.

At the end of the year an exhibition is planned to show off art created on the buses by a variety of artists.

Anita and Jan have been using Glo smart cards to travel around Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch recording the characters and the sights they see.

They have travelled together and separately sketching and drawing in their varying styles.

Jan's Art

Jan said: “For me it’s about looking at the characters; I teach visual studies for animators so it’s about movement, different perspectives, story-telling and how people negotiate space.”

Anita's Art

Anita said: “I try to remember the colours because I add to some of the art later on, and I look at the shapes in an abstract way. I’d encourage anyone to sketch as they travel.”

Both artists said they had enjoyed speaking to the passengers and will now complete their works.

Jenni Wilkinson, Yellow Buses’ Head of Marketing, said: “This project has become enormously popular not just with the artists but with the passengers.

“They are very curious about what is going on and quite enjoy being sketched as they travel around.

“Each artist has a different style and it’s fascinating to see how each of them interprets what they see.

“Now we want to hear from more artists and would encourage them to get in touch if they want a residency and be part of the project.”

To enquire about an artists’ residency contact Jenni on [email protected].