Creative Parking :: the awards

Day Two: 6 October
DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 13.27

VEHICLE: Mini Cooper

LOCATION: Market Square

REASON FOR AWARD: For driving to Penrith all the way from London to see the Pink Wardens - well done for finding us!

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 13.21

VEHICLE: Human smokers

LOCATION: Devonshire St

REASON FOR AWARD: Creative Arse Parking

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 13.17

VEHICLE: Red van

LOCATION: Devonshire St

REASON FOR AWARD: For working on strike

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 13.11

VEHICLE: Smart car / black

LOCATION: Main St

REASON FOR AWARD: Superb example of another funky pink interior

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 12.55

VEHICLE: Scottish man

LOCATION: Outside flower shop

REASON FOR AWARD: Occupying a single line for too long.

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 12.52

VEHICLE: White flower van

LOCATION: Outside owners flower shop

REASON FOR AWARD: For being fined £500 for parking in a legitimate parking bay directly outside the shop and having an application for a parking permit turned down - awarded 3 lollies.

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 12.49

VEHICLE: Mobility Scooter

LOCATION: Sandgate

REASON FOR AWARD: Parking on pavement in doorway to shop - award for being the closet to the front door as physically possible.

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 12.43

VEHICLE: Vauxhall Astra

LOCATION: Little Dockray

REASON FOR AWARD: For parking in a pedestrian zone and causing onlookers much amusement

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 12.36

VEHICLE: 2 x cool bikes

LOCATION: Southend Road car park - outside Fryer Tuck chippie

REASON FOR AWARD: For having very funky bikes but also attempting to get away with parking them in a small place to eat chips

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 12.35

VEHICLE: Nissan Micra / red

LOCATION: Southend Road car park - verge

REASON FOR AWARD: For having a very funky pink interior

DATE / TIME: 6 October 2007 / 12.30

VEHICLE: Blue Landrover

LOCATION: Southend Road car park - verge

REASON FOR AWARD: For still being on the same verge since last week's Ministry Award and avoiding parking fees by parking on the world's smallest verge.

Day One: 29 September
DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 13.54 and 13.57

VEHICLE: Brown Toyota and White BMW

LOCATION: Rough ground behind Woollies

REASON FOR AWARD: Flying in the face of wheel clamping! Having the guts to park in a wheel clamping area and getting away with it. Three more cars parked in this area within minutes of booking the first.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 13.47

VEHICLE: Vauxhall

LOCATION: Rough ground behind Woollies

REASON FOR AWARD: Flying in the face of wheel clamping! Having the guts to park in a wheel clamping area and getting away with it.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 13.43

VEHICLE: Nissan pick up

LOCATION: Little Dockray

REASON FOR AWARD: Parked pretty in Pink

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 13.38

VEHICLE: Renault Cleo

LOCATION: Princes Lane

REASON FOR AWARD: Selective Parking Blindness (parking in front of a No Parking notice) and sheer guts.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 13.31

VEHICLE: Wheelie bin

LOCATION: Princes St Short Stay car park

REASON FOR AWARD: Parking in a Motorcycle Only bay and not being a motorcycle. And for looking lonely and like it needed cheering up.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 12.56

VEHICLE: Cherrypicker

LOCATION: Penrith Churchyard

REASON FOR AWARD: Abandoned vehicle cleverly positioned behind church.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 12.40

VEHICLE: Sunrise mobility scooter

LOCATION: Penrith Churchyard

REASON FOR AWARD: For creative use of stickers covering scooter, and for being extremely sociable and liking Pink.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 12.32

VEHICLE: Suzuki jeep

LOCATION: Sandgate

REASON FOR AWARD: Parking on double yellows AND half on the pavement - nice style. Spanish Parking - using hazards. Actually these people were visiting a shop that has been oppen for 100 years, which apparently is going to close down BECAUSE people can't park.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 12.29

VEHICLE: Another Ford Focus, white

LOCATION: Market Court

REASON FOR AWARD: Creative use of double yellows disguised as extended parking bays. Owners returned naturally hostile thinking they had been booked, but relieved and happy to receive lollipop instead.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 12.27

VEHICLE: New Mini (v. nice)

LOCATION: Outside the Woolpack pub

REASON FOR AWARD: Discovering a small space that only a Mini could sneak into and remaining unnoticed.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 12.16

VEHICLE: Mercedes

LOCATION: Market Square, outside Graham's

REASON FOR AWARD: Parking in Market Square on a Saturday - very daring - and using hazard lights as if 'loading', when actually buying newspapers. Classic case of 'Spanish Parking'.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 12.11

VEHICLE: Ford Focus

LOCATION: Angel Square

REASON FOR AWARD: A daring back wheel position parked over double yellows.

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 12.06

VEHICLE: Landrover, blue

LOCATION: near South End Road car park

REASON FOR AWARD: For managing to park on the periphery of South End Road car park, in a semi-rural location on the verge - no ticket neede, well done!

DATE / TIME: 29 September 2007 / 10.45

VEHICLE: Mercedes van, white

LOCATION: Dockray

REASON FOR AWARD: Smiley driver already penalised with several parking tickets this year.

DATE / TIME: 9 June 2007

VEHICLE: Red Golf convertible

LOCATION: Spotted in a village 8m outside Penrith

REASON FOR AWARD: Driving with blown up, helium-filled Marigold gloves

This project is part of "social investigations" - ongoing projects by artist Kate Gilman Brundrett that investigate our crazy world and the rules we use to live in it.

You can find more projects at: www.kateb.co.uk