An artist from Beverley says she was thrilled to be involved with a project to create a giant Yorkshire Rose.
Emma Garness was part of a team of people who have been working on a project to celebrate women in the region.
Speaking about the project Emma said;
“Myself, She production and the ERT Theatre, have collaborated to bring four local schools. These were Molescroft, St Marys, Keldmarsh and Tickton, an arts enrichment day. On these days we investigated trailblazing women from Yorkshire and their story.”
“I was thrilled to be part of this team. Collaborating helps us to get out of our comfort zone and find new perspectives.”
“It was a joy to bring this idea to the pupils at these schools, the feedback from the enrichment days have been very positive.”
“Each individual pupil from Y5 or Y6 has designed a petal with their findings which have been brought together like a jigsaw to create a collaborative impressive giant Yorkshire Rose.”
Artist Emma Garness Hopes Giant Yorkshire Rose Will Inspire People
“There will also be a QR code next to the mural. This can be accessed through a phone to hear conversations of the pupils while investigating these women’s inspiring stories.”
“The finished ‘Yorkshire Rose’ will hopefully inspire others to not only investigate these trailblazing women but think outside the box when it comes to how we can connect with the arts.”
“The centrepiece is a picture of Beryl Burton the Olympian cyclist from the 60s and 70s. She was one of the trailblazing women in their investigations.”
“East Riding Theatre are also doing a play next month about her inspiring story.”
The giant Yorkshire Rose measures 5 metres by 5 metres and will be installed close to the Creative Lab. It will remain on display until the 20 May.