Wirral Met’s Art School has a reputation for quality and creativity. In June 2014, twelve students embarked on a two week adventure to Utah to make artists’ books responding to the wilderness of Yellowstone Park whilst working alongside students and staff from Brigham Young University, in Utah.
The project explored relationships to the ‘wild’ and the personal, historical and cultural values which we place on the protection of, and access to, wilderness sites. It also brought together students and staff from both institutions to share educational practice, specialist fine art skills – including printmaking and digital technologies, conceptual approaches and peer group support in the production of artists’ books.
Holt Education Trust helped fund the travel for 6 student’s where finance was a barrier to participation.