Since June 2018, artist Jo Howell has been delivering a participatory project with and for the people of Sunderland, commissioned by The Cultural Spring and NEPN.
Wear Experimenting has engaged over 1300 residents in a series of photographic experiments designed to observe life in the city.
Associate Artists Nicola Maxwell and Michael Davidson, Ben Freeth and Graham Patterson have been developing projects which explore the connections between their participatory and personal practice, enhancing the Wear Experimenting programme and offer for participants.
All of these projects explore photography as a tool with which we can observe, experiment and archive life in the city. Join us for a discussion of their work and how they engage the public in its creation.