Greenfield Arts are delighted to have secured funding to engage in a creative project that explores personal development and how we engage with our environment supporting young people to emerge from recent times into a brighter future. The project is supported by County Durham Community Foundation and Durham County Council and is inspired by Finders, Seekers, a recent exhibition at Greenfield Arts by artist Bethan Maddocks.
The project, drawing upon Bethan’s work, will initially explore eco systems and the environment as a metaphor for how we interact with each other and our environment, working alongside young people from Greenfield Community College. These social and environmental areas are important and arts and culture is a powerful way to help us explore these.
Artist Paul Theo Murray will be working alongside Year 10 3d design students to explore ideas and create resources that will cascade to the whole school and for young people across Newton Aycliffe and Shildon. It is an exciting but mindful approach that will engage in a creative response to the current climate and explore the impact of Covid19 and the challenges that this has brought about.
The students will benefit from working alongside a professional artist, exploring techniques and developing confidence to share ideas and have the opportunity to produce a creative stimulus that can be shared.
Katy Milne, Creative Director at Greenfield Arts is looking forward to the collaboration “curiosity and creativity encourage us to find new ways of seeing and helping us to understand positive changes we can bring to our community and environment. Thank you to County Durham Community Foundation and Durham County Council Arts and Culture team in supporting this project.”
Greenfield Arts are committed to providing high quality arts and creative opportunities that encourage creativity, questioning and curiosity. To find out more about us you can contact our friendly team by emailing email@example.com or you can visit www.greenfield-arts.co.uk to find out about our full programme of projects and activities.