Stuart Brisley's Peterlee Project

  • Description

    An innovative early artists residency which took place in the town between 1976-77, working with members of the community to collect photographs and oral history interviews on the history within living memory of the New Town. Brisley saw the work as a kind of social activism and a necessary precurser to the creation of cultural work in a community which was still in formation. The project was essentially process based, the materials created by the project passed into the hands of Easington District Council and then Durham archives. There is more information about the project and Brisley's work here on the artists website.
  • Owner

    Stuart Brisley website
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Michele Allen
    Last modified: 6 years, 10 months ago
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  • Simon Cotterill on Sept. 28, 2014, 9:30 p.m.

    Hi Michele - thanks for adding Stuart Brisley's project - I've also pinned it to the the page about Peterlee:

    Martyn mentioned that you were interested in mining so you might be interested in the fledgling pages I've put together in my personal time at: Any contributions welcome!

    With best wishes,
    Simon (Co-Curate Team)

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