Lowestoft Museum has been presented with a brand new piece of art by pupils from Pakefield Primary School. The work was created by the primary school pupils and older residents from nearby Hildesley Court.
The presentation took place at an event celebrating the end of a 12-week project that brought the different generations together for regular creative get-togethers, exploring the town’s folk heritage.
Devised and delivered by Suffolk Artlink, Lowestoft Folk brings together primary school pupils and older people in Lowestoft to explore the folk art and associated folk lore of Lowestoft through collections held in Lowestoft’s museums.
The new artwork was a joint creation by young and old, inspired by artefacts they’d found in Lowestoft Museum.
Last term, a group of pupils from Pakefield Primary School regularly visited residents at Hildesley Court over a three month period for a programme of creative sessions led by professional artists.
Together, they listened to stories, shared tales of their own family heritage and created beautiful artworks inspired by the folk tales and artefacts they found in Lowestoft Museum’s collections.
Candida Wingate, Suffolk Artlink Project Officer, said: “It was clear how much the different generations enjoyed being together and how pleased they were that they’d had this opportunity to make things, share their stories and learn from one another.
“The new artwork is based on the Suffolk Puff quilt displayed in the Museum and is full of personal stories and pictures.”
Similar artworks were also presented to Hildesley Court and Pakefield Primary School.
During 2018 – 2020, Suffolk Artlink will be creating four partnerships between primary schools and their nearby residential homes in Lowestoft. Following on from the celebration, Suffolk Artlink have moved to Carlton Colville Primary School who will be getting creative alongside folk at Britten Court residential home this term.
For more information about Suffolk Artlink, visit www.suffolkartlink.org.uk.
Mixed age CLASSES
Peewee 5-11, Junior 12-16, Adult 17-39
& ‘Old Tigers’ 40+:
on Monday and Thursday evenings
7 to 8.30pm