Picturing Paisley 2021
As part of the Paisley TH.CARS2 regeneration programme, in 2019 I was commissioned to produce Picturing Paisley, a project exploring the town’s history of textiles manufacturing through its built environment. Using photography as the primary means of expression, I worked with three different groups brought together by: Disability Resource Centre; Outspoken Arts; and West College Scotland. Creating their own photo-stories through a series of workshops, participants undertook research trips to Paisley town centre and visited collections at Paisley Thread Mill Museum and University of Glasgow Archives. The first Picturing Paisley exhibition took place at POP Community Arts & Events Space, Paisley in Oct/Nov 2019, displaying work created by HNC Photography students from West College Scotland. This was followed by a second exhibition at POP in Jan/Feb 2020 showing photo-stories created by the Outspoken Arts group.