Where we are
Where we are... is a UK-wide national programme for young people aged 16–24 that co-designs and co-delivers meaningful local projects in arts and culture.
Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and covering costs for all involved, the programme aims to engage young people who are under-served in the museum sector.
Our project has been a partnership between the Bury Museum, the Sunnywood Project and the British Museum.
Over 12 weeks a group of young people aged 16-22 have come together to explore their relationship with Bury, each other and themselves through a series of sessions with a facilitator and a number of guest artists.
These photos were taken at Burrs Country Park using disposable cameras. We found that when we cannot change or delete the photos we take, we capture a completely different side of ourselves and nature.
"The photos are raw and have had no software changes - they are exactly as they were taken. Having the camera in our hand as we walked around gave us a sense of purpose, especially as teenagers in a big group. We felt we were viewed differently by people around us."
Messages from the Young People
My name is Kai, I have lived in Bury all my life, I have cerebral palsy and nystagmus. I have allowed myself to accept myself through the subjects we have explored in this group and I have ignited my passion for change! I understand that Bury is a culturally diverse town with a rich heritage. However, we have seen how Bury can be improved!
My name is Dominic. I am a Trans and Autisitc teenager from Bury, I was born and raised here. My mother is an immigrant from Barcelona, Catalonia a region in Spain fighting for Independence. Neither of these sides of my identity are inherently political.