In 2017 the Artists Sharon Campbell and Rachel Ramchurn began a participative story-telling project creating interactive art works and building communities from shared stories behind tiny treasures and effects people keep and hold dear.
The Artists worked initially with three different community groups gathering their treasure stories and re-creating them from a host of inspiring art materials.
• The Women’s Cultural Exchange – Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum
• Speakeasy – Bury Aphasia group
• Happy Mondays – Inspired people over 50’s group Manchester
Campbell and Ramchurn will be investigating how to develop interactive art works reflecting the stories and treasures gathered, using digital elements and materials new to them both.
Hopeful to discover if “the shared stories from the different groups, will show common themes that unite us all”.
Campbell and Ramchurn were supported by Arts Council England and Manchester City Council Neighbourhood Investment Fund to run this research and development phase of the art project.