CREATE-on: more than a-part

This project is a part of our CREATE-on programme, a programme made in response to the Covid-19 restrictions challenging the way we stay creative.

more than a-part is also a legacy of the #BostonHero project, which celebrated the Boston community’s unsung heroes in artwork on the side of Boston Borough Council’s fleet of refuse collection trucks

Project Description

more than a-part is a portrait of Boston in, and emerging from, lockdown during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Participants are invited to take part in a phone conversation to share their stories and to think about the question: what or who are we thankful for?

It is a chance to celebrate acts of kindness, special relationships and treasured spaces. Participants may simply contribute to the work through conversation which then inspires the artwork but they are also welcome to create elements which will be worked into the artwork.

The resulting artworks will form a ‘tapestry’ of individual experiences using cyanotypes, an early Victorian photographic process (the header image of this webpage is an example of the process). This will form a lasting testament to Boston’s ‘lockdown’ experience and the people and places who helped residents through this time.

In this first stage of the project, chats will take place by phone, FaceTime or Skype with Steven Hatton of Electric Egg.

How To Get Involved

Project producer Steven Hatton

To take part, email and we’ll arrange a chat. Remember, you can take part just by sharing your story and what you’re thankful for. You can also get creative yourself and contribute a drawing, photographs or perhaps poetry to be incorporated into the work.

All participants will receive a copy of their artwork to keep as a memento.