Reflections – Chartist Legacy in Newport
A two week artist residency to examine the legacy of the local Chartist rising and what local people think about voting and democracy. The residency took place on the eve of the general election in 2015 so the time was ripe for discussion on these topics.
After arranging pop-up discussion and drawing events at community spaces, I combined comments from the public with historical detail into a short comic. The work was exhibited on election results day and it fed into the planning process of the Chartist Commission.