Open House Artist in Residence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

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A six month residency and collaboration with local residents and community groups in North Cambridge to share new skills and make work about past memories, present experiences, and future hopes for the neighbourhood. The creation of these artworks and sharing of memories and ideas informed the design of a new map.

The map design was launched at a public print studio, where it was available to screen-print, personalise and take away. At the studio there was an exhibition of Alfred Wallis and Ben Nicholson paintings and prints from Kettle’s Yard Collection alongside old maps of the neighbourhood  and artworks by the community. These were created over the months of the residency during workshops and events, and in collaboration with Kettle’s Yard artist educators. Artworks included postcard drawings and stories, ceramic door and plant markers, a temporary monument, models representing ideas for future neighbourhood buildings and home badges. The event was accompanied by a neighbourhood soundtrack, collated from residents favourite songs. 

The map is installed permanently at different community centres and public spaces throughout North Cambridge, and throughout the neighbourhood in people’s homes.