Arts projects and Residencies
for schools and communities
in South Cumbria.
Commisioned Artists: Lex Blakeway, Fran Riley, Pete Dent.
Workshop Leaders Alex Blackmore and John Hall.
Green Room was a three-month public engagement programme of mixed media commissions and events within Ulverston's Coronation Hall and Community buildings in Ulverston investigating and developing creative relationships between the town and its young people.
By examining OS maps, historical maps and images , aerial photographs and by pooling their own knowledge and perspectives , the young people from Croftlands, Sir John Barrow and Church Walk schools built large maps of a section of the town, with the support of Workshop Leaders Alex Blackmore and John Hall.
A concurrent public engagement programme saw 3 locally based Commissioned Artists working in parallel with the schools,and drawing on the same material. Our Commissioned Artists were Sound Artist Peter Dent, Felter Lex Blakeway and Mixed Media visual artist Fran Riley. They made their processes accessible to participants and the public and producef a body of work for installation and exhibition alongside the children's work. This later toured schools, a local hospice and the Sir John Barrow Monument.
Our project blog is here, providing a complete record of workshops, open sessions, exhibitions, artists talks video and audio