Jayne Murray, a public artist


An artist's residency for the Biddulph East Oral History Project.

Biddulph East was originally built to house miners and their families. The 'experience' residency worked with residents to make their stories visible. Temporary work using food meant stories were pictured, distributed and digested across generations and signage began to connect the present with living memories of the town.

The process of engagement was revelatory as it looked for places to locate work around the estate leading to follow on projects, 'highlighting the land' where the community wanted to use wasteland for recreation. Planted forget me nots and fortune cookies serve as ongoing reminders.

Nominated by the community and successful finalist for the 6th Staffordshire Moorlands Arts Awards, 2004