Ed is an artist, illustrator and printmaker. He grew up in Swaledale and is excited about returning to his home ground for this project. He currently has a solo exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, you can find more detail about him here.
Ed will begin his residency in January 2018. As an artist he is interested in the overlooked and almost forgotten and he brings this curiosity to Fabric of Place. Ed will be working with older people within the community and he wants to hear their stories. Not the stories that made the papers, that already have a place in history but the unrecorded stories. The passed down folk tales, ghost stories, the seemingly mundane memories that have stayed with people for decades, fables and truths and children’s tales.
We are looking for people to share their stories with Ed and would particularly like to talk to people who might find it difficult to attend mainstream workshops. Ed will attend a couple of coffee mornings at the Quaker Close sheltered accommodation but is also happy to visit people at home if this is easiest for them.
If you have a story to share, or know someone who might, please get in touch with Project Manager, Emily Wilson on 07834 529 753 or email [email protected]