Local Heroes

This is a community arts project I devised to celebrate my home town and it’s inhabitants at a particular stage of it’s regeneration. It took iconic photographs and artworks and recreated them using local people and animals as models, and exhibited these images side by side, along with interviews of the ‘cast’ and presented information about the original works. The exhibition was fun, educational and utilised peoples ideas for further works. These were exhibited in a variety of ways; in a gallery, hotel, sweet shop, pub and coffee shop, over the course of several years. It may even continue one day! Can you figure out the originals from the recreations below…?