This dynamic arts project was funded by FEAST. It was devised & led by artists Bernard Irwin & Jesse Leroy Smith. The artists journey began in Wadebridge where residents of all ages came to make pictures of their town. The event took place in the town hall which the artists had transformed into a dynamic fully operational printmaking studio. The same transformation took place at venues in Launceston:
All who took part were able to keep their own print while the artists later used the printing plates to create these large composite images, a book for each of the four towns. Working with Lizzie Neville & PZ Conservation trainees Liz Ralph & Holly Smith these huge prints were bound into four volumes which each unfold in a concertina like way, a book form known as ʻLaparelloʼ.
“We thank all those visitors who made these workshops so memorable and rewarding for all of us. Their joy, hospitality and creativity is manifest in these pages and the distinctive character of each town has shaped the compositions, colours and imagery of each chapter”
BI & JLS