Serena Partridge is a visual artist, she creates small-scale accessories and garments inspired by historical costume and storytelling. Her works are presented as museum acquisitions, encased with labels that blur boundaries between fact and fiction. Find out more about her work here.
Serena has been working with young people from Reeth and the surrounding Dale. She lead some taster sessions with the local youth group and in October half term worked with a group of young carers.
Here they are with their collaged self portraits:
Serena is taking much inspiration from the young people themselves. She is interested in people and what we leave to tell our individual story and has worked with the young people on depicting their likes and passions. She will build on this when she runs subsequent workshops in 2018 and the young people will be asked to think about their aspirations for the future. The work the young people create will be paralleled with Serena’s work based on local people from the past, thus creating a picture of the past, present and future local inhabitants and their stories.