Unfolding Origins Report

Unfolding origins was a project that supported the creation of new artworks inspired by North Yorkshire’s archival collections and developed new ways for the public to engage with this resource.

The project was a collaboration between North Yorkshire County Record Office(NYCRO), Chrysalis Arts Development (CAD) and other partners including Selby District Council. Ryedale District Council, Richmondshire District Council,Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and ArtUK.

Unfolding Origins took a Slow Art approach to creating work. The project was designed in a way to allow the artists time to develop their work over time and on reflection of their archival finds and spending time in a place. They began their research in 2019 by taking a detailed look into the archive and seeing where the stories took them. Each residency culminated in a local exhibition and these have now been brought together to celebrate the project.

Learn more about the project on the Unfolding Origins Page.

Download and read the full project report below.