Commissioned by Peterborough Presents in support of their Heritage Lottery Millfield Link project, I worked closely with three generations of Kursheed Ahmed’s family. Frustrated by negative perceptions of their community and area, and its subsequent impact, they were determined to tell another story – one that placed respect, family and reciprocity at its heart.
In response and over many conversations, in their front room, I developed a series of collages featuring oral histories. These became source material for two annotated drawings, that will be accessioned into Peterborough Museum.
Pencil and coloured crayon on Somerset paper
76cm x 56cm
The Millfield Link is a project inspired by a mural in the area.
Commissioned by Peterborough Presents
The friends of Roger Brooks.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Arts Council England.