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Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience

Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience

Visits to heritage sites in later life and positive wellbeing.

About the research project

Four groups of older people, aged 55-82, were taken to visit a series of contemporary art commissions at British heritage sites. The settings and artworks were:

  • Gogmagog: Voices of the Bells by Matt Stokes
    • At Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland 
  • Orangery Urns by Andrew Burton, and Your Sweetest Empire Is To Please by Fiona Curran
    • At Gibside, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  • Landscape Miniatures by Mark Fairnington
    • Cherryburn, Stocksfield, Northumberland