1000 Colours Blue - All Blues Images
Classics and Ancient History
University of Exeter
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The ‘1000 Colours Blue’ images were painted on canvas by school pupils during workshops conducted as part of the AHRC-funded 'Future Memory in Place' project. Each pupil attempted to replicate a shade of blue from the Swansea waterfront. As there are 1049 of these images, they are provided below as ZIP files in groups of 100. A link is provided above to an item containing a small sample of these Blues. These images were later used in a filmic and music work of the same name, performed live in Castle Square (Swansea, 1 October 2011) as part of the project’s finale. This project united visual art and ancient history through contemporary landscape painting and research on migration in the ancient world, archaeology, manuscripts, objects, journeys, uncharted maps and music. It was enacted through school workshops and community gatherings around Swansea, and gave over 2,500 school pupils the opportunity to learn about how people relate to the place where they live or have lived, and how memories and the experience of migration can be expressed in art.
Arts and Humanities Research Council