The Closure Year

Glossopdale Community College or Glossop Comprehensive as it was a called when I was a student there, had a strong impact on me. I enjoyed school immensely.

Having heard that the site was to close after the 2017/18 year I set out documenting the closure prior to it's relocation on a newly built site. A chaotic process set against a backdrop of unchanged surfaces, familiar to several generations of occupants. The work speaks to the idea of perseverance amidst upheaval, and the lasting impact that even mundane spaces have on our psyche.

This process was undertaken with a small group of GCSE Art students one day per week over the course of the final year.