Under the commissioning strand This Place We Call Home we have appointed our next major body of work named If These Walls Could Talk. Sally Southern and Nicola Lynch two North East visual artists working on the project have already been out meeting people of East Durham and we want you to get involved!
If These Walls Could Talk is a community-based, visual arts commission, running until May 2019. The project will be inspired and made by the local people of East Durham, who will recall stories about what home means to them and the magic of everyday life. Sally and Nicola are currently out and about talking to lots of people and groups gathering ideas, and linking up with people who will become involved in helping to create the new work. The artwork they create with the community will weave snippets and stories into it’s fabric, using a mixture of text, audio and imagery. They will create ‘rooms’ that will develop over the commission, evolving in response to who they meet and the tales they tell. The resulting installations will appear in a variety of local settings.
Sally and Nicola are holding lots of workshops in the area for local people to get involved and chat to them before the next stage of the process where the actual installation will start to take shape. The tea cup garden sessions have already proved very popular! If you like to make things, enjoy a chat or want to make new friends, come and meet us in one of our workshops, details on our Facebook page: