The Discovery Room is a dedicated community space in the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s flagship Arts and Crafts community building, the Folk Hall.

In Spring 2018 I was commissioned to create a multi-functional space, suitable for youth clubs, craft clubs and local community groups.

Underpinning the project was the importance of engaging people from the local community. I spent time with local school children developing ideas and as the project progressed I worked with a range of people, some I already new and others I met along the way. I spent a week with a Princes’ Trust youth team, re-upholstering chairs, other items were donated, others salvaged…an hour spent pulling wood from a skip, an afternoon sorting and cleaning a salvaged kitchen and time working with a plumber to create a bespoke shelving from copper pipe. Linking the scheme together are my own abstract murals.