The students collaborated with artists to create their own interpretations of family portraits. A research trip to the Jerwood Space in London, introduced them to the practitioners they would be working with: James Casey, Alex Buckley and Marysa Dowling.
Inspired by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Thomas Demand they produced giant backdrops and costumes to construct their own fantasy portraits, which were displayed on giant light boxes as part of Brighton Photo Biennial 2014.
(Juliette Buss, artist educator, Photoworks)
This project was made in partnership with Arts Council England, Art at Work, Aldridge Foundation, BACA, PACA, Lighthouse, Photoworks, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton & Hove City Council and Culture Shift.
During Generation ART it was one of three artworks which particularly influenced a response installation by St George’s Special School, Isle of Wight working with artists Ian Whitmore and Hannah George at Quay Arts.