Food is fundamental to life. The way we produce it is the most pressing issue of our times. This exhibition at Bridport Art Centre will feature three projects:
EXCHANGE by artist Chris Drury and novelist Kay Syrad who spent a year collaborating on Cape Farewell’s ‘Rural Residency’ programme, focusing on sustainable agriculture. The artist’s residency with six Dorset farmers culminated in a set of prints, a map work, photo/text portraits and a large hand-made, leather-bound book using paper buried in the earth for 10 months
Bristol based project ‘The Milking Parlour’ by artist Nessie Reid – a topic of discussion on Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show. Read more here
‘A Field of Wheat’ by artists Anne-Marie Culhane and Ruth Levene with Lincolnshire farmer Peter Lundgren and a collective of 42 people invested in and grew a 22 acre field of wheat. From sowing the seed to harvesting they explored the cultural, environmental, historical and economic significance of this global food commodity.
To accompany the FarmART exhibition at Bridport Art Centre we are presenting a series of events: