co-created with Mark Cunningham
Over 14 weeks, Julie Hammond and Mark Cunningham, in collaboration with classroom teachers Jenny Simpson and Dragana Sacco and guest artists Barbara Adler and Alexandra Spence, led 58 grade 10 students at New Westminster Secondary School in explorations of site, sound, and material in service of discovering and telling the stories of their school. Inspired by conceptual art practices, readymades, soundmaps, performance, lazy art, and graffiti, and situated within the overlapping explorations of site / sight / and cite, students developed projects (solo and collaborative) which culminated in a three day exhibition at NWSS.
Project dates: September 2016-January 2017
Project blog: nwsssitestories.blogspot.ca
- January 11-13, 2017, New Westminster Secondary School Library, 835 8th St, New Westminster, BC
- February 25-September 2, 2017, Cause and Effect: Young People's Perspectives on Past, Present and Future, ArtStarts Gallery, 800 Richards St., Vancouver, BC.
Site Stories was made possible in part by an ArtStarts Artist in the Classroom Grant and the NWSS PAC.