I have recently been awarded an Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice grant to work over 2021/22 on this personal project around Sutton Park near where I live in Birmingham.
The project is twofold. Firstly, to research the photographic history of the park; the who, what and why in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as represented in public archives. Secondly, to develop my own photographic work, navigating a way to form an artistic practice of my own as part of my professional offer, re-engaging my photography skills in analogue and digital formats.
The following photographs were taken prior to receiving this grant as part of my scouting out ideas, and shot on my phone camera. I hope to share my development of this project through my blog posts and Instagram account over the course of the year.