Story of Yeovil Opening Event
The Story of Yeovil project presents ‘View of Yeovil’, collecting stories from the town community and telling the history of photography through heritage collections in Yeovil.
We are delighted to have Carolyn Lefley, photographer and artist, as our producer for View of Yeovil, working in collaboration with the many partners involved in the Story of Yeovil project to produce the exhibitions, displaying more than 100 photographs from professional artists, the local community and students from Yeovil College.
Inspired by the South Somerset Heritage Collection which has over 6000 photographs reflecting the heritage of Yeovil, we sent out an open call inviting members of the Yeovil community to help create a contemporary archive of photographs made in and about Yeovil. We have seen some amazing entries submitted on social media via #ViewOfYeovil, so you can go online and see them too. A selection of photographs from members of the community will be printed and displayed in the gallery alongside those of professional photographers.
The exhibition will include a photo booth set up where visitors will be invited to create their own ‘Carte des Visites’ portraits, this will be a great opportunity to take part and learn more about the part photography has in illustrating our life stories.
Opening event: Friday 2 June 4-6pm to welcome visitors and invite the community to come and see the collections, the show will continue until Saturday 8 July.
Photography Talk: Saturday 24 June 10.30-12noon with Carolyn Lefley telling the history of photography through the heritage collections in Yeovil.
Online exhibitions with Yeovil’s Virtual Museum and a series of walks are programmed, as well as displays across several sites in the town centre, updates coming here soon.
View of Yeovil is part of a wider programme of exhibitions and events the Story of Yeovil, a co-creation project with the town’s community. Looking at the past present and future, the project gathers stories from diverse perspectives through creative activities through three main themes: View of Yeovil, Sound of Yeovil and Taste of Yeovil. For more information visit Story of Yeovil
If you would like to find out how to get involved and learn more about the project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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