Last year we ran an open call for artists aged between 18 and 25 with our partners Photoworks, with the brief of making new work that explores ‘untold heritage’ and what heritage means to young people today.
We are excited to share the news that four artists have now been chosen to realise these special commissions this Spring!
The artists – Kemka Ajoku, Abena Appiah, Megan Dalton and Mia Parker-Tang – will create photography commissions at a range of English Heritage sites across the country, from the border with Scotland to the Cornish coast.
The successful commissions were chosen by a panel of judges including artist Mahtab Hussain and Stuart Lawrence of the Steven Lawrence Day Foundation as well as Shoair Mavlian and Julia Bunneman, Director and Curator, Photoworks and Dr Dominique Bouchard, Head of Learning and Interpretation, English Heritage.
We can now share more about the selected artists, what the judges had to say, and the commission project. So keep reading for more.