This was a most lovely project that King Street Arts in Lancaster ran through late July/August 2020. Obviously it was held online - the end result was an intensely intimate visual series - (click HERE to view). So very cinematic and moving.
"This is our first public participation project, supported by Arts Council England. The exhibition is a series of photographs, each one showing 7 Objects which signify special associations for the people who have put the collection together. The picture is accompanied by a simple list of the objects. There is no explanation, no story, just the objects demonstrating not only the individuality of our lives and experiences but also something of our shared humanity."
These were my 7 Objects
"For many centuries objects have been placed in portraits to show the status, value and importance of the individual(s) portrayed. Still life painting is another way of assembling objects to act as symbols of wealth, status, character; or reminders of other times, seasons and places.
One challenge of lockdown has been a lot of time spent away from people we love and care about and lots of time spent with ourselves and reflecting on our place in the world.
Our idea is based on the psychological power of objects to hold the capacity to possess much more than their appearance, contents or function might suggest. They are touchstones, time capsules, connecting us to significant memories, people, places; a sense of what makes us who we are."