New Generation Gallery 2021
Through the process of drawing I seek to tease out a commonality between collective memories of being a participant within public educational spaces. This body of work, A Great Public Meeting explores empty educational spaces that question and challenge the aspirational promises put forward by the state through formal education. However, once students, teachers and communities fill these spaces the promises made are not always delivered upon and the fallibility of the architectural ideals become apparent. Through the use of archival materials, documentation from site visits, and found images from my teenage years, I explore tensions between the empty school sites and the dense, awkward dance floors of teenage discos.
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