Wur Bradford founder, visual artist Jean McEwan has been ‘in residence’ at the Wur Bradford stall in Kirkgate Market over the past few weeks, exploring market stories, histories and communities through research, walking games, mapping activities and conversations with market staff, traders and visitors. Jean is interested in how people experience the unique environment of the market, what people value about the place, and uncovering personal stories and experiences of the people who work and shop there. She is interested in how all of this material could be put together in an artwork, and how a unique ‘guided walk’ could be created from market people and histories.
Wur regulars have been working with Jean, collecting stories and historical research, interviewing traders and devising maps and walks around the market . The project will be developing over the coming months, and Jean would like to invite you to join her in two open sessions to find out more and to get involved in making it happen
The sessions are
Thursday 11th August 12-3pm (drop in any time)
Wednesday 17th August 12-3pm (drop in any time)
All are welcome!