GALLERY: Fenside faces unveiled on community centre

A national award-winning photographer has unveiled his latest project on the walls of Fenside Community Centre.

Paul Floyd Blake has taken portraits of the local community, which have been placed on the walls of the centre, after it was nominated for improvement by Taylor Itex, in conjunction with Transported.

The On Your Doorstep project by Transported and photographer Paul Floyd.

The On Your Doorstep project by Transported and photographer Paul Floyd.

The On Your Doorstep project asked people in Boston borough and South Holland last year to nominate public spaces which they felt were in need of creative enhancement or improvement.

Sandra Beswick from Taylor Itex was the first person to nominate Fenside Community Centre as one of these spaces and then worked with Transported to commission Paul.

The project consisted of Paul taking portraits of centre users and people that are local to Fenside, which have then been printed onto aluminium and mounted on the side of the community centre.

The portraits were unveiled on Friday at Fenside Community Centre, with a barbecue and facepainting.

Transported programme director Nick Jones said: “It is a great example of art that is about a specific place. Paul Floyd Blake has managed to persuade everybody to be brave and agree to their portraits being publicly sited as a statement about the community centre being about the people that live in the area.

“It’s a perfect example that art should be everywhere, not just found in remote specialist buildings and galleries.”

Boston Mayflower has also selected Taverner Road and Paul will be returning to the area later this year to start working on another photographic project.