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Isabella Martin & North Cambridge Residents, Make Your Map, 2016

This week’s work is not from the Kettle’s Yard Collection, but comes instead from our Open House project; a creative programme partnering Kettle’s Yard, contemporary artists and communities in North Cambridge.

What is it?

A map of North Cambridge which shows stories, memories and ideas for the future of the area.

Who made it?

The map was created by Isabella Martin, Open House Artist in Residence 2016, in collaboration with North Cambridge residents and community groups.

How was it made?

Isabella gathered local stories from the community and plotted them out across the area, drawing a new map that

“celebrates the things which are important, special and meaningful to the people who live here.”

She was inspired in part by the paintings created by Alfred Wallis who drew on his own memories of life as a mariner.

Isabella’s drawing was revealed at a temporary print studio and exhibition called ‘Make Your Map‘ where visitors were invited to make their own print of the map using a silk screen. 232 screen printed editions of the map were made.

Where can I see it?

This work will be at our Tate Exchange events next week on 6 & 7 March where Isabella will be sharing the creative process of ‘Make Your Map’ and other Open House projects. If you would like to have a go yourself, please drop by to the workshop on 6 March where participants will be doing their own screen printing to visualise what a creative community looks like.

Read more about our Tate Exchange events here.

Read more about the ‘Make Your Map’ exhibition here.