Project developed throughout 2019, funded by Essex Council with Central Saint Martins, UAL.
Sarah Cole and Mark Storor spent the early part of the year meeting people in Jaywick and setting up a project to support students in learning how to work in a social, public context. Nine second year students on the BA Fine Art at CSM visited and stayed in Jaywick between April and June, each exploring their responses to the people and locale, developing their own work in collaboration with residents.
The Never Say Die pub kindly leant us use of their function room to use as a base during our research in Jaywick. Students also met and worked with Inclusion Ventures, the Community Gardens team and the Martello Tower. They attended local lunch and knitting groups, ran workshops, got new tattoos, moved a boat from Brooklands to the beach and hosted conversational events at bus stops, in the Chinese restaurant and as part of a bike ride.
All photos: Stephen King