My first Art in Toilets challenge

July 31, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Daily Life | 3 Comments
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Back in March I was delighted to discover a piece of free art in the toilets of a local garden centre. I had discovered Art in Toilets.

Ever since this happened, I’ve been promising myself that I would create my own piece of art and continue the great work of Nick Austin.

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So, today I scuttled into the toilets on the stunning Howbery Park, the home of my office for Seriously PR.

And now, I wait, with baited breath for someone to find it….

Who will it be, and will they let me know….will they create their own art and continue on the tradition?

Let’s see!

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March 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Posted in Daily Life | 7 Comments
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Today I made a small discovery while spending a penny in an Oxfordshire loo. A piece of art, mounted by the soap dispenser above the sink, with a label saying ‘LIKE IT TAKE IT’. So that’s what I did.

I felt a bit naughty – another user of the facilities was watching me like a hawk. So I studied it intently until she left, not wanting to meet her gaze. And then, like a naughty child I took it. Well, it invited me to, so I did – it was like the Alice in Wonderland bottle saying ‘drink me’ – how could you not?

Once back out in the open air I studied my find more closely – the reverse of the label read ‘ ART IN TOILETS‘ and I realised I had become a part of something very cool. This piece of art was found in the ladies portacabin toilets at Yarnton Nurseries near Oxford courtesy of Abingdon based Nick Austin. The back of the canvas frame also held two ‘Art in Toilets’ wrist bands which Nick himself had made. You can visit the Art in Toilets Facebook page to see the full extent of his creative quest.

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So having found myself the lucky recipient of this art (which will take pride of place in our loo at home), I’ve purchased a blank canvas and am brainstorming what to do with it. Then I’ll find a suitable public toilet home for it and leave it with a ‘LIKE ME TAKE ME’ tag and see what happens.

Nick seems quite happy with the idea that I’m going to jump onto his bandwagon. Why don’t you have a go too – I know lots of you are super creative.

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“The secret to humor is surprise.”
― Aristotle

 

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