I am a Scottish artist and designer based in Glasgow. My key area of interest is in collaborative projects that explore place, narrative and participation. My work encompasses painting and drawing, installation, print and delivery in the community. Learn more about my approach and interests in this blog section of my website. For a more frequently updated insight into my practice please follow me on twitter @josievallely
I am so pleased to show you all the new Woodcraft Folk Heritage Website I have been working on with the Media co-op. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I am a big fan of the Woodcraft Folk- I grew up in the organisation and learnt a lot about myself, the world and other people through the work of the brilliant volunteers than run groups across the country. Working on the heritage site was particularly special as it allowed me to spend time really exploring- bring back memories of badges, campfires, songs and great pals!
We worked on this site in a participative way- the icons, colours, logos and structure are all influenced by workshops and consultation with young people. Thank you to everyone who contributed and especially Simon, the magical coder, who guided me through my first full web design project!
Text from the site:
"A treasure trove of memorabilia! Priceless gems! Riches galore! Just a few descriptions of the wonderful materials collected and created by Woodcraft Folk’s 90th Anniversary Heritage Project. The project was made possible through Heritage Lottery Funding and the generous contribution of Woodcraft Folk districts and groups.
The people, practices and places through Woodcraft Folk’s first ninety years have been collected in story, film, photograph, text and song in this remarkable project. And much of this material will be accessible here – on the Woodcraft Folk heritage website. The project has created new ways of learning about the organisation’s past, and in pursuing thinking about its future. The 90th anniversary may only have lasted a year but it has opened an exciting world of heritage possibilities leading to the 100th anniversary in 2025!"
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