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.

Zombie Depression at OLSJ from ArtistCall on Vimeo.

Zombie Depression Behind The Scenes from ArtistCall on Vimeo.

Behind the Scenes at OLSJ from ArtistCall on Vimeo.

Mental Health Film from ArtistCall on Vimeo.

OLSJ Promo from ArtistCall on Vimeo.

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

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