Interpretation work for Newstead and Annesley Country Park (2012-13)
Newstead and Annesley (Nottinghamshire)
Over a period of nine months I worked with the community to develop interpretation materials for Newstead and Annesley Country Park, a wildlife space which has been created on the site of former colliery lagoons and spoil heaps. I worked with a broad cross section of the community delivering arts workshops which fed into booklets on the heritage and environment of the local area. Young people from the local school visited the site creating drawings which were then developed into a leaflet for use with Surestart groups. We also worked on photographic projects collecting old photographs, documents and maps of the area, oral histories and photographs of Newstead and Annesley today. All of this work was collected together on a heritage website and fed into the creation of booklets and information boards for the country park.
A link to the heritage website, can be found here
I was responsible for managing a production budget of £15,000 (HLF funded) liaising with multiple partners in the area to deliver community workshops and create all interpretation materials. This included collaborating as an art director with a graphic designer, web builder, and illustrators managing workflow and production from design through to installation.