Project: Artistcall Artist-in-School Residency OLSJ
Location: Our Lady & St John High School, Blackburn with Darwen
Commissioner: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Cost: £10,000 + VAT
Artist (1 of 7): Jason Wingard (Filmmaker)
Programme: 18 months
Atoll Service: Arts Curator for Blackburn with Darwen BC
Project Status: Completed 2015
Exhibitions: Blackburn is Open in October 2014
Description: Following on from the earlier phase of Shine artist-in-school residencies, Ian Banks prepared the commissioning strategy for Artistcall linked to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in Blackburn with Darwen – this time for 6 further schools.
The commission curated for Our Lady & St John High School involved shortlisting a range of video artists and filmmakers and using a school panel to select from. Filmmaker Jason Wingard was ultimately selected. He worked with a group of six form students involved in media studies to help write, act, film and produce a series of video film shorts highlighting important issues such as student mental health.
A booklet showcasing both the Shine and Artistcall artist commissions can be downloaded here on Fliphtml5 or by scrolling through the flipbook version featured below:
Categories: Public Art