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Lost Springs, Coming Spring

A residency project for Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration,
responding to the social histories of Industrial Heritage New River Head.

Lost Springs, Coming Spring is an epic illustration of 25 metres that visually reweaves the past and present of the industrial site through a combination of archeological and archival approaches. It has been visual research in and around heritage, social historites as well as visual narrative. The work was  placed back on the site and reaching out to publicity in the September of 2022, as part of the London Design Week and London Open House Festival.

To help a range of audiences interact with the future of the site and the centre, a ‘self-service workshop‘ is designed for visitors to answer the questions by choosing stickers, and leaving their own customed characters in the historical site through their creativity. In turn, questions also play a function as prompts to help visitors who are not confident to draw to explore the fun of image making.

© 2022 Chenyue Yuan