Ellon Academy: Hand to Hand
Ellon Academy: Hand To Hand - Mary Bourne with pupils from Ellon Academy and members of the local community

2011-2015
Photography, stainless steel and book.
Lead artist: Mary Bourne
Commissioner: Aberdeenshire Council
Supporting organisations: Aberdeenshire Council Arts Team; Aberdeenshire Museum Service; Aberdeen University Special Collections Centre; Aberdeenshire Libraries Service; Better Read Books, Elgin; Aberdeenshire Council Corporate Communications Department.

In this project, Mary worked closely with the Art and English Departments at the school to create an artwork that considers how memories and emotions become lodged in objects that are handed down from generation to generation. Pupils were involved in every aspect of the project, photographing objects in local collections and brought in by local people, writing interpretative texts, working with the Council’s Corporate Communications Department on press releases and acting as live guides at formal events.

Ellon Academy: Hand To Hand - Visit to Aberdeenshire Council Museum Archive
Ellon Academy: Hand To Hand - Visit to Aberdeen University Special Collections Centre
Ellon Academy: Hand To Hand - Public session in Ellon Library