Community Artwork: A Mosaic of Dales Youth

Community Artwork: A Mosaic of Dales Youth

We are partnering with Dales Countryside Museum and The NASH to make a giant community photo mosaic celebrating youth and schools in the Upper Dales. Do you live in the Upper Dales? Did you go to school here? We’d love to see your pictures about what youth in the Dales means to you. Images can be vintage or modern and feature landscape and buildings as well as people, and artwork and drawings are great too. Upload your images using the link below until 15th November!


The mosaic will be created by digital artist Helen Marshall of The People’s Picture whose most recent work was ‘Rainbows for the NHS’. It will consist of 1,000+ pictures of youth and school life in the Dales that will come together to create a whole new image. Hundreds of photos for the mosaic have already been submitted, but we hope that you - the dales community - will bring forward many more. We'd love you to take part! 

The photo mosaic is part of ‘The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales’ – an oral history and research project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.  It will be displayed in a multi-media exhibition at Dales Countryside Museum opening on 30 January 2021, including the big reveal of the mosaic alongside a short film, display boards, audio recordings and artefacts. And we are very pleased to say that the artwork will later feature in Swaledale Festival!

Pictured below: Helen Marshall of The People's Picture in front of 'Rainbows for the NHS', and artwork 'The People's Monarch'.  

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