Maker Memories is a community project that aims to capture the rich and diverse heritage of Maker Camp. The project is being led by volunteers from Maker with Rame Community Interest Company and is supported by The Box, Plymouth.
The project has been working with a wide variety of local community members to capture stories from those that attended the Camp on a school holiday to musicians and artists who are based at Maker today.
Photographs, film, objects and ephemera have been collected to give an insight into how important Maker is to the thousands of people that have visited over the years. Many of these have been collected by volunteers on the project as well as students from the Sociology and Media Arts programmes at the University of Plymouth, and students from the Extended Diploma in Film, Animation and Media Production at Plymouth College of Art. These have been supported by Instant Light Productions and Maker based creative Patchwork Studios and Dom Moore Photography.
The Maker Memories Project is going on tour throughout 2018-2019. It is then planned to be the first community exhibition in The Box when to opens in 2020.
The aim of the tour is to kindle an interest in Maker and to collect more stories from people who have an affinity with Maker. These stories will continue to inform the project and will be form part of a Maker Memories archive.
The tour begins at the newly refurbished Maker with Rame CIC Nissen Hut at Maker Heights. The opening times are 1st - 14th April, 9:30 - 4pm (it will not open on Monday 9th April).
Following this it will be located on the top floor at Dingles for five weeks and then will be found in community centres, libraries and similar venues.
For more information on the project please visit our website www.makermemories.org