Bury Sketchers is a Facebook group which you’re welcome to join
Bury Sketchers is also a Facebook page but we don’t update this as often
With artist Deborah Pipe and Alison Hart-Arkley.
Bury Sketchers was conceived as a way to take art out of a gallery space onto the streets of the town. At the time I was immersed in post graduate study with lots of questions I needed to investigate. I wanted to explore a grass roots approach to participation. By embedding myself in this group without payment I could investigate how this approach might work out.
The group has raised many questions, new networks have formed and action has been taken. A solid core group exists and would continue to exist in some form even if we were to walk away from it. Four years in, this is the longest I have stayed with any project and some unexpected new activities have emerged, including Sketch Lounge, We retain a degree of authorship, continuously reflecting on and adjusting the process. This has been a long collaboration between Deborah, and more recently Alison, and myself and has made us question the nature of working together.
Drawing new development at Bury Station