New project ‘I Am Native’ launches as we land on the streets of Coventry

We generate inspiration from a number of sources. Whether it’s from sharing the work of brilliant doers or attending a wide variety of events, we find all sorts of creative culture influential. However, we find ourselves drawn to people more and more, from their background to the music they listen to, it leads us in new directions and drives us to create more exciting projects. With this in mind we’ve decided to look at those around us in a new series called I Am Native. We will be regularly visiting destinations and asking those we find about their surroundings and how they’ve inspired their work.

Ella-Mae by Tia Bryant

Name?
Ella-Mae

Where are you originally from?
Northampton

How has your home town or Coventry inspired you and your work?
Both Coventry and Northampton are, in my personal opinion, a bit dull and bleak, so I try to dress and work to stand out, I like to be different.

Anthony by Tia Bryant

Name?
Anthony

Where are you originally from?
Coventry

How has Coventry inspired you and your work? 
Having lived here my whole life, I think it’s so interesting to explore and listen to why people who aren’t from here, come to Coventry, whether it’s just to study or to live here.

Kat by Tia Bryant

Name?
Kat

Where are you originally from?
Bromsgrove

How has your home town or Coventry inspired you and your work?
It doesn’t really.

We will be using the hashtag #IAmNative across our social media channels to showcase the words of those we meet during this project.

All images courtesy of Tia Bryant.

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