'Me, My Nan and Oldham' by Connor Coulston
Born in 1992 Oldham UK, Connor Coulston recently graduated from the Royal College of Art and is now the Master of Art with a specialism in ceramics at Eton College.
Art 50 commissioned Connor to make Me, My Nan and Oldham a witty re-imagining of his Nan’s fireplace. Aiming to provoke a sense of nostalgia in his audience, Coulston's work reflects on the memories and ideologies of the white working class of Oldham. It aims to entertain whilst also highlighting the problems faced by those who feel forgotten and left behind in what some classify as the ‘The Most Deprived Town in the UK’.
It was displayed at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle during the Art 50 Weekend on the 23rd and 24th February and Connor currently has another installation at The Royal Overseas League clubhouse in London.