Dover Arts Development has led the Threading Together Project. Threading together is a cross generational arts project, using textiles and photography focusing on food cultures and good memories. The project is culminating in an exhibition featuring work produced by Dover Technical College Travel and Tourism students as well as by members of the wider Dover community.
The project has also involved some of the local independent cafes and restaurants in Dover.
The textile part of the project was guided by artist Gwen Hedley and the photography by Andrew Dennis and Benjamin Bowles.
Councillor Cowan said –
“This is a wonderful example of how people of all ages can come together to create something that both looks to our future and draws on our past memories. Thoughtful and gently humorous, the photographs taken by our young people and the embroideries work together to show how proud we are of our Town and how strong we are as a united community. That this project was completed during the challenges of covid is a huge tribute to the determination and creative abilities of all those taking part. We are so pleased have been able to support the project by showing it publicly in the Dover Town Council Chamber”.
Dover Town Mayor, Councillor Gordon Cowan visiting the exhibition and chatting to Clare Smith of Dover Art Development (to right of Mayor), Gwen Hedley Textile Artist Project Lead (far right) and a visitor.
Councillor Gowan looking at photographs of Dover taken by media students at Dover Technical College with Project Photography Lead, Andrew Dennis.
For more information about the project go to https://dadonline.uk/projects/threading-together/