Bandstand, 2015

Horden Welfare Park.
Horden Welfare Park.

2015

Blackhill & Consett Park.
Blackhill & Consett Park.

2015

Wharton Park, Durham.
Wharton Park, Durham.

2015

Hackworth Park, Shildon.
Hackworth Park, Shildon.

2015

Beamish Museum.
Beamish Museum.

2015

Victoria Jubilee Park, Spennymoor.
Victoria Jubilee Park, Spennymoor.

2015

Victoria Jubilee Park, Spennymoor.
Victoria Jubilee Park, Spennymoor.

2015

Elvet Waterside, Durham.
Elvet Waterside, Durham.

2015

Spennymoor Town Centre.
Spennymoor Town Centre.

2015

The bandstand has become one of the ornamental elements of our parks and open spaces, a symbol of closely-knit communities from a bygone era.

 

Over the course of this project Rob has taken a pilgrimage across County Durham to document those that have survived to the present day. This project coincides with and commissioned by BRASS, a festival that brings people together for a celebration of music and cultural roots. In placing these images across the city Robs ambition is to invite reflection on and stimulate discussion around the role of cultural traditions within the evolving life of our communities.

Coinciding with the installations Rob created a website for the project. The images were displayed with QR Codes for the public to interact and view more information about the bandstand in the image as well as the local history of the sites.

Installation on the outside of Durham Miners’ Association, Redhills, Durham. Image taken during the Annual Miners Gala.

Lightbox in Platform 2 waiting room at Durham Railway Station.

Three large scale window vinyl’s installed on the windows of Clayport Library, Millennium Place, Durham.

Installation on the outside of Durham Miners’ Association, Redhills, Durham. Image taken during the Annual Miners Gala.

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Installation View.

Bandstand, Various Sites, Durham City Centre.