At The Heartlands Project, near Pool / Camborne (here) in the heart of Cornwall's former mining district, artist Laura Smith created two projects: Mine is Yours, and Mine is Yours II.
Mine is Yours was the first part of Laura's work in which she worked with a group of young people to research the area and the history of the mining culture, from which she created an installation. The installation was shown at The Basset Institute, nr. Pool (here) in March 2009, a building originally built in 1878 for the miners of the Basset group of mines.
You can listen to the sound files from Mine is Yours, and visit the gallery.
Out of that project grew the oral history project, Mine is Yours II, which you can explore here. You can also visit the gallery.
In the Tamar Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) (here-map), artists Tanya and Paul Morel worked with people in the area to create a film (which was shown as a 3-channel installation in exhibition, but which is also available here as a single-channel version.) Many local voices are seen and heard on the film; the three-channel version also features footage of the spectacular Tamar Valley Line, the branch railway line that runs between Plymouth and Gunnislake.
Visit the project image gallery; watch a short version of the film. You can also see animations made by pupils at Bere Alston Primary School as part of Tanya and Paul's work on the project.
Find out more about Tanya and Paul's work.
Artist Martin Prothero also worked in the Tamar Valley, collecting sound recordings and talking to people. You can listen to some of that work here.
Find out more about Martin's work.