Artists worked with a wide range of everyday and unusual artefacts

In contrast to the schools in which they worked, artists rarely used commercially produced materials. They often worked with materials that were recycled – cardboard boxes, reclaimed timber, packing materials – these were often things that had found and were re-using. Some of them worked with objects that were of great personal or cultural significance, and which carried with them strong memories and stories.

Artists worked with students to make high quality resources that could be used everyday – books recording community stories the students had documented, of stories that had been made in sessions with storymakers. Photographs were used to record events and served as reminders of work that had been done; they were also artefacts in their own right and prominently displayed on school walls and in foyers.

Video materials

A selection of videos from our Vimeo channel on the use of artefacts can be viewed below.