For this exhibition we worked with a variety of groups in Great Baddow and encouraged them to explore their local area using photography.
I created two sets of work for the exhibition inspired by a banner made in 1932 by the Great Baddow Women’s Institute that I was shown on one of our meetings with the group. My work explores how we represent and experience an area. I found current online (Instagram, Google Maps etc) representation and experience of Great Baddow an interesting contrast to the 1932 WI banner. In my work I explore the differences between these experiences.
From the press release:
‘A creative art project exploring the local environment and heritage in Great Baddow through the use of photography, involving different Community Groups within Great Baddow.
Led by two Chelmsford based artists, Tracy Vine and Liz Sterry who both studied towards Masters in Art and Design by Research at Writtle College and co-ordinated by Furtherfield (a not-for profit arts company), it was made possible by the development of former industrial land on West Hanningfield Road through which funds were provided for public art. The project is undertaken in collaboration with Great Baddow Parish Council.’