Remembering Together, Scotland’s Covid Community Memorial Programme, is now underway across the country with artists and creative practitioners appointed in 27 local authority areas, from Aberdeen to South Lanarkshire.

The first commissioned Remembering Together artists are, left to right:
Abbey Craig, Lily Garget (Angus); Ana Guerrero, Vinishree Verma (Around Zero, Dundee); Barbara Gardner-Rowell (East Lothian); Karen Orr (RIG Arts, Inverclyde); Graeme Roger, Caroline Inkle (Moray); Taylor Waggoner (Perth and Kinross); Maja Zeco, Caitlyn Main, Roos Dijkhuizen (Aberdeen); Elena Mary Harris (East Dunbartonshire).

In the coming months, artists will work with communities in their areas to co-create ideas for memorial projects through workshops, exhibitions and open days, utilising a variety of creative tools including printmaking, video, photography, reflective writing and storytelling.

Remembering Together Learning Programme

In June, artists from the first eight areas to begin their work met online with the Remembering Together team at greenspace scotland, as part of the Remembering Together Learning Programme. The group explored questions around co-creation and what kind of support is needed for communities and the artists working with them. Artists from the next eight local authority areas will meet in July.

Support for artists, both from greenspace scotland and from each other, has been at the heart of Remembering Together from its inception. Having a space for artists to meet with each other, to reflect and share their ideas, will be a vital resource in the work they undertake with communities as stories emerge and voices are heard.

More information on Remembering Together, and how you can get involved here