A Reverberations commission: A creative history mapping project in partnership with The Box Plymouth commissioned as part of our Reverberations project.
Coxside Cartographies is a project working with Coxside communities, artists Bridgette Ashton and Joanna Brinton, and The Box Plymouth. It is part of Take A Part’s work in the East End of Plymouth on the Heritage Lottery Funded project Reverberations. In the lead up to city-wide reflections on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to North America, Take A Part has been developing and delivering a programme of activity working with the local community and several partner organisations to share contemporary and historic stories of migration.
Coxside Cartographies was developed and commissioned by the Coxside Arts Action Group, a group of residents and key stakeholders in Coxside who want to bring the community together through art. They have commissioned artists Joanna Brinton and Bridgette Ashton to create work which creatively maps Coxside’s histories and relation to colonial histories. Bridgette and Jo will be focusing on Coxside’s histories of china clay, tea, and sugar to explore this with the community.
The project coincided with the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, so we have been working to deliver some aspects of the project in a socially distanced way; delivering creative activity packs to families and schools in Coxside which have prompts and instructions for projects which map memories via environmental walks and onto 'memory mugs'
You can join in with us! You can download some of the activity prompts and learn more about the project by clicking here.
Please share the activities with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on instagram using #mappinghistories