This week I’ve been at Hive Shrewsbury at work with a lovely group of young people involved in THIS LAND project, which is connected to the current exhibition ‘Monument to the Vanquished: The Commoners‘. THIS LAND is a cross-arts project with artists Andrew Howe and Jill Impey – we all walked the Town Walls last week, and this week I went in to enable new writing about stones, mason bees, exclusion, land rights, river crossings, woodlice, moss forests and more.
The Commoners exhibition is wonderful, thought-provoking and beautiful in its own right – go and visit! Artist Leah Gordon and writer/ researcher Annabel Edwards explore how the historic events of land enclosure ended people’s rights to land, creating a disenfranchised class divorced from the land and forced into cities.
All The Commoners works were commissioned and supported by Meadow Arts and by GRAIN Projects.
2 thoughts on “THIS LAND at The Hive”
Thought provoking and inspired works developing. I’m looking forward to taking these into printmaking next week.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do next, Jill!