Unfolding Origins aims to support the creation of new artworks inspired by North Yorkshire’s archival collections and to develop exciting new ways for the public to engage with this resource. The project is a collaboration between North Yorkshire County Record Office (NYCRO), Chrysalis Arts Development (CAD) and other partners including Selby District Council, Richmondshire District Council and ArtUK.
There are three artists is residence; Carolyn Thompson in Ryedale, Lynn Setterington in Selby and Nick Jordon and Jacob Cartwright are collaborating in Richmondshire. The artists began their research in October 2019 but unfortunately COVID-19 has led to a delay to our engagement programme and the exhibitions being postponed.
As we are able to tentatively begin again, artists have been back to the archives and we are planning engagement activity for the summer and autumn. We expect to hold the culminating exhibition in Northallerton in spring 2022. Check out the project blog posts for detailed updates on what the artists have been doing.