“Art Gene’s programme of research, engagement with communities and delivery of art works within the extreme post-industrial coastal landscape of the Islands and Bays of Barrow-in-Furness.”
As Project Manager and a collaborative creative to the Directors, a series of events and workshops were programmed, for the community, to provide a vehicle for discussion around identity, health and well-being and a positive future. Bringing together creatives, artists, scientists, and naturalists with local residents to explore and discover what is amazing about the area and to find ways to utilise and celebrate for the future generations. To learn more about Art Gene and the Extreme Views project go here.
Within her role and as a filmmaker, Rachel filmed these events to find further ways of celebration and as a tool to advertise further events to local residents to engage more fully with the project.
A favourite event of the project was ‘Barra Night Life’. The local community were invited along to camp up, pick blackberries, make jam, eat food and watch a film outdoors. A wonderful time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the outdoors. A safe place for families to camp and relax. See a clip below:
Another fabulous part of Extreme Views was making designer bird boxes with the local communities around Barrow. See film below:
As part of Extreme Views Part 2 Rachel came back to film the crossing of the Duddon Estuary with local Naturalist Pete Burton and members of the public. Beautiful views, amazing facts and a little wade through the sea.