Portrait Of Ulverston
Posted on May 4, 2012
Taking inspiration from Camerata’s 2011/12 season theme of Portraits and as part of the Portraits of Place project, young people from Grasmere CE Primary and Croftlands Junior School worked with a composer, Camerata musicians, and visual artist to create a portrait of Cumbria in music, photographic collage and live visual image mixing.
The children produced two pieces of new music and a photographic collage reflecting their experiences of their locality, their lives and what living in Grasmere and Ulverston means to them.
The children created their own lyrics, composed their own music and took their own photographs as well as doing some research along the way, to find ‘beautiful in the ordinary’ as they reflected on their own views of where they live.
The team from Manchester Camerata included composer Andy Smith, Visual Artist Dave Hulston, and Camerata musicians Clarinettist Hannah McCabe and Flautist Amina Hussain. A video of the project will be available shortly.
The photographic collage will stand alongside Portraits from other areas to create a large geographic photographic collage. The installation will feature as a pre-concert exhibition piece at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on the 26th May.
The project was generously supported by the Sir John Fisher Foundation, and the Freida Scott Charitable Trust.