Like many others who live, work in, or visit this part of the North Northumberland coast, we see this area as an inspirational and living landscape, with many old but also new and unexpected tales to tell.
The Creative Arts and Landscape Appreciation project aims to help people participate in the landscape and its heritage through creative arts projects, events and activities. It enables people to get the most out of their personal connections with the landscape.
To date, the project has included photography, storytelling, landscape painting, kite making, poetry, collage and willow sculpture.
Fragments is a multi-disciplinary community arts project to celebrate Holy Island and the adjacent coast, and the experiences of those involved with the Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership. It is a project of two parts: the creation of six ceramic pieces that evoke the area’s rich natural and cultural heritage; and, through photography and poetry, the capture of the interaction valued by individuals contributing to the Landscape Partnership. It will create a legacy for the Creative Arts and Landscape Appreciation through a series of portrait photographs by Jose Snook, a new poem (or poems) by Katrina Porteous and six ceramic vessels by Graham Taylor.
In early summer, over twenty of our volunteers posed for black and white portrait photographs with an object that signified something important to them about their work and experiences with the Landscape Partnership. Jose is currently working on these photographs that will be drawn together to create a published collection in the winter months.
During the photo sessions, the stories associated with each object and the connections to the landscape were recorded. These recordings have been passed to Katrina Porteous, who will weave her magic in the creation of a new poem, or series of shorter pieces, to accompany the photographs.
Beginning in August, Graham Taylor will run a series of clay sessions to work up the form of six ceramic pieces that will celebrate the cultural and natural heritage of the Landscape Partnership area. At these clay sessions, a community artwork will be created that will go on display alongside the vessels in Berwick Museum and Art Gallery in 2018.
Become involved in the Fragments Ceramics Project
We'd love to hear your ideas for these ceramic pieces! Come along to one (or more!) of Graham's clay workshops, get creative, have fun and learn simple clay techniques. Bring along objects, images or recollections of why Holy Island and the coast is so special to you. For the dates and times of the workshops, and how to book, please see our Events page.