Remembering Together Angus

Hospitalfield is partnering with greenspace scotland to deliver the Angus contingent of a nationwide project, Remembering Together,  a project to co-create memorials that will honour the people we have lost, mark what has been lost and changed in our lives and preserve the best of what we have learned and created together during the Covid pandemic.

Remembering Together Angus

Hospitalfield is partnering with greenspace scotland to deliver the Angus contingent of a nationwide project, Remembering Together.

Working with communities across Scotland, Remembering Together is a project to co-create memorials that will honour the people we have lost, mark what has been lost and changed in our lives and preserve the best of what we have learned and created together during the Covid pandemic.

As we near the end of the second year of the Covid pandemic, Remembering Together will commission artists in all 32 local authority areas in Scotland to co-create with communities, honouring the people we have lost and finding the ways we want to remember them. It is also about remembering all the ways Covid is affecting us. Offering a place to connect, to reflect and to create, Remembering Together is about creating together, being part of a process to commemorate those who have lost their lives, those who have experienced loss and change as well as celebrating the ways in which Scottish communities have come together during the most difficult times.

Throughout the pandemic, many public and third sector services and organisations in Angus increased their capacity and output, especially food banks and associated services. Community Planning Partners and the Third Sector have worked in partnership with communities, providing essential, practical support to those in need within a highly adaptable support network. Many of these people and organisations will have stories to tell and life changing experiences to share. We will look to tap into this wealth of amazing people in our communities and use this project to support their continued efforts in helping Angus recover from the pandemic.

Remembering Together will continue through 2022 and into 2023, offering a space to come together with others to share and process what Covid has meant, and continues to mean for communities across the country.

For more information on how to be involved email Abbey or Lily on angusremembers@gmail.com

Angus Remembers Team Phase 1

Project Lead

Abbey Craig is a freelance creative arts practitioner with a deep-rooted belief in caring communities that can help to enable every person. This includes always considering and raising awareness and understanding of perceived disabilities, including mental health and complex health needs, illness, death, dying and bereavement.  With a degree in Drama and Education and a Primary PGCE, Abbey has experience working with children and young people, teaching and community education.

“Remembering Together is an opportunity to reach out to our entire Angus community and to give time to enabling the sharing of Covid-19 experiences, to empower everyone to be part of the Covid Memorial process and outcome…Our intention is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to be heard, to create their own memorial to their Covid-19 experience as we workshop, and to gather a tapestry of experiences and ideas to present for the 2nd phase of this exciting project.” Abbey Craig

Associate Artist

Lily Garget, graduating from Glasgow School of Art 2022, is a visual artist based in Angus. Lily has created work about landscape, time, and self through naturally dyed textiles and self-published zines. Her interests in capturing landscape and creating gathering spaces have also evolved to incorporate mild steel metalwork. Through anam creative, a Glasgow based collective of visual artists and musicians, Lily is expanding her practice to create work and opportunities for other young creatives. These elements come together to form a practice around creating networks based on artistic collaboration, exploration of place, and investigation of materials.

“Remembering Together, A Covid Memorial, speaks of a unique opportunity to represent, voice, and visualise individual experiences within the collective memory of the Angus communities over the past 2 years…We are committed to reaching and engaging as many communities as possible, and facilitating conversations and workshops which aid reflection, remembering, hope and healing for this part of the country.” Lily Garget.