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Cree Men Find Treasure in the Everyday

posted 27 Feb 2019, 04:33 by Daniel Potts

 

It is often easy to take the beauty around us for granted and forget how simple objects carry memories and a sense of place.  Our amazing Cree men have been finding ways to make us look again and rediscover a feeling of community.

The project has been inspired by the work of Norman Cornish and more specifically the ‘Remaking Beamish’ project which recreates Norman’s Bishop Close Street (studio) in Spennymoor.  The beautiful and extraordinary of the everyday inspired his work as he depicted the people and places around him with extraordinary skill and perception.

Greenfield Arts and the Cree group have been working with artists, practitioners and the wider community to explore this idea of community.  Working alongside Laura Degnan and Elaine Vizor they have created a wonderful piece of art from spoken and written word, alongside photo montage which will be temporarily situated at Beamish and will inspire others to consider community and our heritage from a different perspective.

This is the first part of an exciting programme at Greenfield Arts across the year encouraging people to have their say and share experiences of community together.

As part of the programme there will be celebration on Wednesday 1st May at Greenfield Arts, join us and discover how we are all part of an ever-increasing creative community.  Join artists Laura Degnan, Nic Golightly and Elaine Vizor to explore what creative community means.

If you would like to know more about the events surrounding community and other projects, activities and exhibitions please see our website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk email info@greenfield-arts.co.uk or call our friendly team on 01325 379048.

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