BHAAM: Skills Unearthed
Skills Unearthed was a two-year project by artist-led group Blackdown Hills Artists & Makers.
The Skills Unearthed project aimed to develop the skills and increase the membership of the group. It began with a successful symposium held on 30th March 2012, focusing on the crafts and industries of the Blackdown Hills. Speakers at the symposium included visual artists Tania Kovats and Rebecca Chesney, basket-maker Dail Behennah, photographer Pauline Rook and local writer James Crowden.
The project also included the distribution of seed funding to a number of group members to develop small creative projects that were displayed in the Blackdown Hills in October/November 2012. You can download a copy of the exhibition leaflet here or via the link in the box on the right.
As project manager Suzanne oversaw the redevelopment of the BHAAM website, organised and delivered the symposium, and arranged and supported the distribution of seed project funding. She offered support through a co-ordinated CPD (continuous professional development) programme of events and activity for BHAAM members, including a series of group visits including a trip to Liverpool Biennial in October 2012. The project culminated in an exhibition in a Second World War Nissen hut in a local village in the Blackdown Hills.