What grounds Us

Artist Laura Jamieson is artist in residence at the Jinnah Centre in Burnley. Over the next eight months she will be spending time with the communities and young people of Stoneyholme and Daneshouse.

Laura Jamieson works across media to investigate notions of nostalgia and souvenirs, reconstructed memories, with a particular interest in working with historic collections. She is bringing her unique approach to Burnley in a new residency with the Jinnah Centre.

I am interested in why and how we construct our own private worlds, evoking a sense of the ‘other’ and meditations on things that have passed.

Throughout the residency she will be working closely with the residents of Stoneyholme and Daneshouse, communities that live alongside the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and grew in the 1960s as a direct result of the employment that was created through the local textile mills sited near the canals.

I am interested to explore with the young people what that means for these communities today, how do they understand the area they live, what grounds them to this place of home.

Keep up to date with the project on Laura’s blog