Brent Museums and Archives with Alex McIntyre

exhibition brent museum and archives vicky wilson alex mcintyreFrom November 2011 to February 2012 Alex McIntyre and I were Artist and Poet in Residence at Brent Museums and Archives. Our exhibition ‘our place/your place’ included my own place-based poems and photographs and Alex’s drawings and sculptures as well as an interactive writing space where visitors were invited to leave their thoughts and comments about what place in general, and Brent in particular, might mean to them.

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interactive writing wall brent museum and archives our place/your placeDuring the project we gave workshops for adults and children, culminating in a final celebration at which we invited visitors to chalk their responses to the question ‘What is your wish for the world?’ on the plaza outside Willesden Green Library. During the course of the residency I produced a new poem based on residents’ comments about  Brent and another based on local shop names for the December New Windows on Willesden Green festival.

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alex mcintyre vicky wilson brent museums and archives on the high roadalex mcintyre vicky wilson on the high road panel text and imagesAlex and I also produced new, collaborative work in the form of panels combining text and drawings; at the end of the residency we were commissioned to make four new panels for the gallery’s next exhibition, ‘On the High Road’. The process of responding to each other’s work was exciting and produced unexpectedly rich results; we’re not sure where it’s going yet but we certainly want to do more of it!

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