Digital artist Michelle Brace has launched a new project through The Library Presents Autumn season, which encourages communities in Ramsey and Wisbech to create artwork inspired by the changing of the seasons.
Michelle is creating two projected artworks which will be appearing in the windows of Ramsey Library and Wisbech town centre in December. Titled ‘Let the Leaves Change’, the installations will be a digital mix of locally sourced film clips including footage of trees, water and light. The top layer in the continuously evolving composition will be made from leaves, designed, captured and contributed by local communities.
Looking for submissions from the community, the project is open to all and invites creative expression through use of colour, pattern, texture and shape, encouraging people to look more closely at the world around them. Let the Leaves Change is produced by and created in partnership with Collusion, a Cambridge-based not for profit arts organisation, working with artists and emerging technologies to create joyful, site specific artworks.
Rachel Drury, Creator and Director at Collusion said: “Through this project we hope that we can highlight to people the unique way that art can be explored and inspire communities to get involved in something different. We are asking people to share their leaf designs to be used in the installation, creating a stand out piece that reflects the visions of the place where it will be displayed. We can’t wait to see what people come up with!”
To get involved in the project, please visit: www.library.live/the-library-presents-blog/leaveschange. You can share your design on social media using the hashtags #LeavesChangeRamsey or #LeavesChangeWisbech. By sending your design you are giving permission for your work to be included in the installation and shared on The Library Presents and Collusion social media channels. The deadline for submission is 11 November.
Let the Leaves Change explores the impact of the continuous change of nature on people and places, and how over time, people contribute to its vibrancy and uniqueness. Gary Porter, Head of Libraries, Archives and Culture at Cambridgeshire County Council said: “The Library Presents is all about bringing people together, albeit digitally or at a social distance. Through our programme of events we offer something for everyone, regardless of age and interests. This project is no different – we hope that through this unique artwork installation, communities will unite to share their interpretation of the topic and we can create something beautiful for people to admire.”