Sporting Memories, Stratford Sports Club
Lead Artist: Emma Waterford
Workshops at the Sports Club have focused on the connections between the people taking part, as well as exploring the senses engaged in participating in sport - what you hear, smell, taste, see and feel. These were captured through words and poems, and then written on to pieces of seed paper. The poems have been planted at the Sports Club where the group can watch their memory and experiences grow. The group have also made medallions and imprinted onto natural clay while discussing their stories, allowing the physical actions of creating something to stimulate their minds and brain function.
Their willow sculpture, called Scatter, forms a shelter over a commemorative bench located at the front of the Sports Club and is accessible for everyone to visit.