Collections involves the creation of a new body of work by artist Sara Cooper, that responds to collections in local museums. The project, funded by Arts Council England and supported by Creative Darlington and Navigator North, has engaged others in exploring and representing objects and artefacts, both within museums and from their own personal collections.

Young people, studio artists and members of the public have been invited to take part in drawing and making workshops across the Tees Valley. Sara has worked with students from the Art Foundation course at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College on drawing workshops at the Head of Steam Railway Museum. Two more drawing and making workshops will take place with Reid Street Primary School at the end of June.

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