Over the past few months I have been collecting video footage for a really exciting project with a local housing development, instigated by the organisation 5x5x5 creativity. New homes side-by-side with an existing estate have meant new and old communities coming together. Using film which will ultimately be accessed by the community in the community the voices and experiences of local schoolchildren young people and adults will all contribute to the work. A wonderful day visiting Salisbury Museum's new Wessex gallery to investigate the history of the area and the local airfield took place with year six children from the local primary school. Accompanied by English Heritage staff, Salisbury Museum guides and led by potter Julie Ayton, the entire day was filmed and will feed into final digital work.
Year six children had a fantastic day documenting the areas past and seeing where they fit into the constantly evolving map of today which will someday be the history for future generations
The afternoon spent at Old Sarum airfield inspired some wonderful artwork as the children looked back on the day and created work from the items and images that fascinated them.
There's nothing more personal than your own sketchbook, apart from when you make that sketchbook from scratch yourself! 'Look no further'. That's just what we did.
Once made, we drew a map and took our sketchbooks out on an adventure, making rubbings, collaging finds and observing all the patterns, colours and shape we found on the way
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