Visual Artist Rachel has a community and public art focus to her work, and the idea was for her to work collaboratively with a group of marginalised young people. Rachel’s project - Dynamite – is inspired by the Alfred Nobel Foundation Prizes for Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics and Peace. Alfred Nobel had an explosives factory at Ardeer, only a mile or so south of Saltcoats.
Media: Interactive DVD
Dynamite aimed to work with young people experiencing difficulties coping with every-day school life. A group of 12 S3 were self selected for the project, from St. Andrews Academy, in Saltcoats.
To support the project, Rachel brought in writer Gerry Cambridge, drama worker Elly Goodman and video and animation artist Iain Piercy. One of the outcomes of this team teaching was the Dynamite interactive DVD, an amusing and quirky look at the life of Alfred Nobel.
Courtesy: North Ayrshire Council, Scottish Arts Council