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Horden Welfare Park.
2015
Blackhill & Consett Park.
2015
Wharton Park, Durham.
2015
Hackworth Park, Shildon.
2015
Beamish Museum.
2015
Victoria Jubilee Park, Spennymoor.
2015
Victoria Jubilee Park, Spennymoor.
2015
Elvet Waterside, Durham.
2015
Spennymoor Town Centre.
2015
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Bandstand, 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. The website is no longer live however; you can follow the link here to view screenshots of the original webpages.

Installation View.

Bandstand, Various Sites, Durham City Centre.