Story and photo by Deborah Egan
“Super Duper happy to see your Bum Bum in the Distance”
(DJ Todla T and sons Oisin and Riley )
‘Quotes for Hope’ is a project by Burngreave artist Sally Wilson. The installation, made with local pre-schoolers, flew banners printed with messages of hope and humour across Fitzalan Square in April.
“We felt that it was important during these difficult times to make connections and create visible bonds with others by offering positive messages – revealing our best washed thoughts strung on a clothesline to air!”
The 39 messages came from the world of music ,visual arts and theatre, working in collaboration with children from Ellesmere Childrens’ Centre.
Contributors all have strong Sheffield connections and include:
The city’s poet laureate Warda Yassin, comedian/presenter Michael Palin, Crucible director Rob Hasty, musician Richard Hawley, Radio 6’s DJ Todla T, DJ Winston Hazel (Forgemasters) and Moloko’s Roisin Murphy, plus Burngreave residents culture makers, ceramicist Emilie Taylor, Sheffield Museums Kim Street and filmmaker Zoe Kinross, with typography by Owen Bennett.
The work was commissioned by DINA – Sheffield Arts Centre – to celebrate the move to their new premises on Fitzalan Square.