“I really enjoyed dressing up for the Derby Lock-Out scene. I look forward to seeing the final version at the Derby Silk Mill when it unveiled in the Summer of 2020. A great honour to be involved”
Red Saunders is a professional photographer who combines his photographic practice with cultural, artistic, musical, and political activism. The aim of Red’s Hidden Project, through re-imagining those events, is to reproduce important historic scenes involving the dissenters, revolutionaries, radicals and non-conformists who have so often been hidden from history.
Derby’s history can be understood through its people, place and energy. Three historic and globally significant moments for the city will be recreated by Red Saunders in a series of three photographic tableaux for the new Museum of Making:
- Derby as the receptacle for a global flow of knowledge and the birthplace of the Enlightenment in the 18th Century.
- An expression of working class solidarity and resistance in the first Factory Lock-Out of 1833-34.
- The region’s technical advancements that created new ways of understanding and living in the world from 1880 onwards.
This is an once-in-a-lifetime experience to produce a new artwork, both featuring and created for the people of Derbyshire. We’re looking for people of all ages, ethnic groups, genders and abilities who are living and working in the region to get involved and be part of Red’s Derby People Histories tableaux.