Young people from Sebright Primary School have collaborated with artist Dia Batal to research and create artwork inspired by domestic architecture, relating this to their personal heritage and experiences, as part of the One and Other project.
Participants investigated different architectural characteristics of their families’ countries of origin. They collected stories from family members, and constructed a drawing or collage based on those descriptions to form visual mind maps.
They then looked at their own domestic spaces specially focusing on the exploration of cultural objects/artefacts of their choice and the context in which that object is used. Through personal journeys of discovery, participants made collective imaginary objects using found objects from their homes which have a certain cultural significance.
The results of their collaborative research and imaginations will be on show in the One and Other exhibition at Rivington Place.
Sebright Primary School is one of four schools participating in the One and Other project funded by A New Direction as part of Creative Partnerships. The project took place from January to April 2010.