Transvoyeur Artist in Field Fund Project, Tony Knox Artist in Residence, Sunday 26 November 2006, Written by Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney.
Tony Knox was the Artist in Residence for the Field Fund Project at De La Salle School in St Helens, England. This programme was funded by the Gormley Trust and in association with St Helens Borough Council and Liverpool Biennial Education Programme. Support artist, Lisa Barry, worked along side Knox with the teachers and students.
Over the course of several months, Knox worked with the students and the teachers on the subject of the hero in contemporary life. This theme forms a core element of much of his work and synonymous with Moth Man guise. The students researched and developed a series of characters and scenarios which they filmed and edited under the erudition and guidance of Knox. A collection of three digital short movies were produced by the students of bewildering, amusing and entertaining content.
The digital short movies have since been screened on the BBC Big Screen in Clayton Square, Liverpool, England, from Friday 10 November 2006 to Thursday 23 November 2006 so members of the general public can share in the creative explorations of the students.
The art produced by the students was exhibited at the 5agallery in St Helens from Wednesday 01 November 2006 to Saturday 25 November 2006. This included masks and characters created by the students, photographs and digital video media. It provided an insight to how the work came to fruition and the exceptional creativity of these young people.
Support was provided by St Helens Borough Council Arts Development Unit by Cath Shea and Sean Durney. The project was part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial 2006.
Further information on this project can be viewed at www.fieldproject.co.uk