Imagining Here: From Our Past to Our Future is a Heritage Lottery Fund sponsored project based in Winchester, UK. I’ve been selected as one of two artists commissioned by Winchester Action on Climate Change to create legacy artworks for the city linking heritage to sustainability issues. This process will be facilitated via workshops with members of the local community and will culminate in an exhibition at Winchester’s Discovery Centre in early 2011.
Inspired by historical manuscripts such as the Winchester Psalter and the Benedictional of Aethelwold, my project will use rich decorative visuals to create a modern-day illuminated manuscript. Research, memories and ideas will be collected from community members to help draw images of the past together into visions of a sustainable future. It is hoped that responses to global issues such as climate change and pollution can be explored through an investigation of traditional methods and local heritage.