I was invited by Peterborough Presents to create a series of public artworks for the Millfield and Bretton festivals. Both areas in the city that historically have been overlooked. My true intent is all for your delight responded to this fact and research that showed how being ignored is as detrimental to self-esteem as being ostracised or rejected.
With groups in Bretton I used contemporary and historical photographs to look back to look forward. An approach that helps people consider what was, is and might become important. With residents and groups in Millfield I reflected on the question: If I see tolerance and empathy, acceptance and ambition – what do you see? The designs for 20 flags grew out of all their ideas.
Ripstop fabric and thread
Each 150cm x 200cm
Millfield Business Link
Open Door Baptist Church
Middleton Primary School
Eyrescroft Primary School
Ravensthorpe Primary School
Sacred heart Catholic Primary School
Church of the Holy Spirit. Bretton
Bretton Youth Club
I also acknowledge the many residents Millfield who supported this work.