Posted: Tuesday 24th December 2019
True stories from the Hertfordshire community told in art.
Last summer the Hertfordshire community were invited to send us their true stories of growing up and being a young adult trying to find their way in the world. The stories we received were used as inspiration in a series of creative workshops at Hertford and Oxhey Libraries, and Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies. Budding young artists worked together with professional Hertfordshire based artists to create the art work which you can now see in an exhibition which is touring selected libraries in Hertfordshire. The artwork displayed includes paintings, installations, animations, letters, poetry, a play script, music and sculptures, as well as the 16 stories kindly sent to us.
The exhibition is currently at Bishops Stortford Library until 14th January 2020 and there will be a Dreamcatcher family learning activity there, inspired by one of the stories, on Saturday 18th January.
It will also visit:
- Stevenage Central Library from Wednesday 15th January 2020 until Monday 10th February 2020 with a Dreamcatcher session on Saturday 25th January.
- North Watford Library from Tuesday 11th February 2020 until Monday 9th March 2020 with a Dreamcatcher session on Saturday 29th February at 11.00am
- Hertfordshire Archive and Local Studies in Hertford from Tuesday 10th March 2020 until Saturday 30th May 2020 with a Dreamcatcher session on Thursday 28th May at 10:00am
If you aren’t able to visit any of these libraries to view the exhibition, the stories and artworks are available to view online.
The project is funded by Arts Council England and presented by Hertfordshire Library Service, in partnership with Nysa Projects, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS), YC Hertfordshire, and Hertfordshire based artists.