The People Watcher
Status: Past Project
This exciting Public Art project, commissioned by Beam and Barnsley Community Solutions saw the installation of a series of interventions at Goldthorpe Health Centre in South Yorkshire. The development of the work was grounded in community engagement work throughout Goldthorpe, including sessions at the Library, the Youth Centre and the Health Centre itself .
The final work will includes bespoke seating embellished with collected memories and phrases, a framed original painting and a plaque commemorating a fictional local character.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PEOPLE WATCHER
“The 154 Collective have created a series of works for the Goldthorpe Health Centre, including a three seater bench and a single seater throne, each said to have been frequently used by ‘ThePeople Watcher’. The seats are adorned with words, phrases and statements reflecting the thoughts,hopes and aspirations of members of the local community. The work is a celebration of words, community and the power of stories.”.
Lead Artist: Fabric Lenny
Words and Research: Dan Mallaghan
Photography: Richard Hanson
Artists: Fabric Lenny / Anna Connor
Workshops: Lou Sumray, Dan Mallaghan, Yvonne Roberts