Join us for the unveiling of a project created by our Young Producer, Hannah Saunders. ARTCHIVED is a project exploring Peterborough's vast range of archival material, and how it can be used to create new work by young, emerging photographers at Peterborough Regional College.
From Beat Books belonging to 1920’s police officers, to 18th century drainage reports, diaries, manuscripts, passports and mugshots, the variety of content has led to clever and innovative concepts, and artworks being produced by the students, which will take pride of place at the exhibition. Hannah has also created a body of work, ‘Allegorical or Historical’, as part of the project.
The participants were two classes of first year Level 3 Photography Students, from Peterborough Regional College. Through the luck of the draw, each student was assigned an archive box containing an item from the collections at Peterborough Archives & Local Studies. Returning for another session the students discussed their responses, started to develop their ideas and referred back to their items. Later
in the term they attended a guest lecture from Jim Ranahan, Archivist at The Shakespeare’s
Birthplace Trust, whose experience in a previous role, with Photographic archives at Birmingham Library, provided them with a wealth of knowledge about and interpreting existing archives, and the importance of looking after their own archives.
The exhibition is free and open on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th April, 10am - 5pm.