This workshop invites participants to bring historical photographs, negatives and printed ephemera from their personal collections to be digitised and preserved at The Old Waterworks. Participants will be guided through the digitisation process using flatbed scanners which will be provided by the gallery. The participants will then have the opportunity to manipulate and print their material in order to collectively build a collage installation lead artist Maeve O’Neill.
The aim of this workshop is to create a resource of local vernacular history in digital formats that can be easily preserved, reprinted, and shared online, making them available and accessible to future generations.
The collective building of the installation is intended to act as a catalyst for participants to reflect on the lost and forgotten past of Southend, in turn creating a work that encapsulates the diverse history of the local area.
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This workshop is part of A Street Loud With Echoes, a project in partnership with South Kiosk and funded by Arts Council England. A Street Loud With Echoes opens at South Kiosk on 17th October from 6:30pm and runs till 17th November, featuring artists Shaun C Badham, Donald Harding, Maeve O Neill with accompanying text by Carlos Romo-Melgar.