The artists in residence have been continuing to develop their work, despite restrictions, and we are happy to announce that we are now planning engagement activity for the coming months.
Lynn Setterington, artist in residence for Selby has been developing her ideas and techniques regarding the toll bridge and the importance of the river. In the autumn term, Lynn will work alongside two local primary schools. The pupils will create their response to the archive material using the same techniques as Lynn will be using to create her work in the studio. This tandem process will be shared between the schools and Lynn, so the young people gain an understanding of the creative process, as well as local knowledge and an understanding of archive material.
Nick Jordon and Jacob Cartwright have been able to access the archive again this week and have been uncovering information that will lead them to where they'll film in the area of Richmondshire. We are also looking for local filmmakers to work with in the area, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being involved.
Carolyn Thompson, artist in residence in Ryedale is near to completing her six drawings, The Last Walk Home, based on WWI appeal papers and men who never came home. Over the summer she will be leading a series of walks for both local artists and members of the community. The first is for local artists, on 22 July and full details are here. Walks for members of the community will take place on Wednesdays 28th July and 4th August - full details coming soon, or email email@example.com if you'd like to reserve your place.
Image: Lynn Setterington, work in progress in her studio