The first project in the series was carried out in Chepstow, South Wales, from 2013 – 2015, looking into the life of Nathaniel Wells, with a creative public engagement programme run by artist Eva Sajovic, and a photography commission awarded to Julian Germain.
The project was co-ordinated by Ffotogallery and Chepstow Museum, Funded by Arts Council Wales and the Heritage Lottery Fund, in partnership with Monmouthshire Council, Cardiff Council, Barnardos, and University of the West of England.
Julian made a photographic response to the story of Nathaniel Wells, a combination of imagery from Chepstow and St Kitts. Julian’s photographs and the participatory work facilitated by Eva was exhibited in the Diffusion Photography Festival 2015, and will be shown at Chepstow Museum later in 2016.
To see the Tumblr site sharing the process of the public engagement programme see here – www.hiddenpresencewales.tumblr.com
To see the website showcasing the outcomes of the public engagement programme see here – www.hiddenpresence.org
A selection of Julian’s images can be found on his blog – http://juliangermain.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/hidden-presence-cardiff.html
Project Steering Group
Clare Charles – Ffotogallery
Emma Daman Thomas – Ffotogallery
Lisa Edgar – Ffotogallery
Anne Rainsbury – Chepstow Museum
Dr Shawn Sobers – University of the West of England, Bristol
Dr Alex Southern – Wales Centre for Equity in Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David