Sense of Place Exhibition 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are once again taking part in Wolverhampton Open Studios Weekend and will be returning with a bigger and better Sense of Place Exhibition on afternoon and evening of Saturday 13th October 2018. The exhibition will include the work of fourteen individual artists who have found inspiration on the site and we will also be displaying archive photography from the allotment. Read on to find out more about the inspiration behind the work and the artists that are involved…

Nature inspired art by Clare Wassermann

Nature inspired art by Clare Wassermann. Books from her sketchbook workshop will be on display.

The work presented will all be inspired by the community garden and allotments at Boundary Way, as well as considering the broader meaning of gardening and growing and how that is often associated with childhood memories and nostalgia. This idea has developed during our research over the past two years including through conversations with plotholders, visitors and artists who have been making work on site. We are so excited to develop this part of our work and hope that this year’s Sense of Place exhibition will be the help us to continue to celebrate and discover the heritage of the site in new ways.

Portrait of Tom by Geoff Broadway

Portrait of Tom by Geoff Broadway. Other portraits will be on display.

On display will be a huge variety of artwork and this will including paintings, drawings, collage, photography, encaustics and printmaking, as well as archive materials such as historic photographs of the allotment and local area. We are so lucky to have such a huge group of artists involved in our project and some of the artist’s involved this year include Clare Wassermann, Kanj Nicholas, Laura Hickman, Shelley McGregor, Linda Nevill, Anne Marie Lagram, Hannah Boyd, Rebecca Green and many more.

Dig for Victory in Fairview Avenue 1941. Photograph belonging to Moya Lloyd

Dig for Victory in Fairview Avenue 1941. Photograph belonging to Moya Lloyd

Another aspect of our exciting Open Studios is that it will act as a celebration of our commitment to working towards a more sustainable future and show the positive relationship that the people who visit Boundary Way have with the natural landscape here. This environmental trend to all we do at Boundary Way has led to a brilliant partnership with London charity Julie’s Bicycle and this we are delighted to announce that this event is forming part of their Season for Change Programme. Season for Change is “a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change” and we love the work that it is doing, to find out about other events going on across the country visit the Season for Change events page – see if you can spot Sense of Place!

The Camera Obscura Shed by Clare Wassermann & Hannah Boyd exploring the allotment

The Camera Obscura Shed by Clare Wassermann & Hannah Boyd exploring the allotment

The exhibition will be open from 2-5pm and 7-9pm, as part of Wolverhampton Open Studios weekend, and we can’t wait to see you there. The exhibition will be in the polytunnel at the top of the allotment, so when you arrive follow the main road up the hill by foot and you will find us there. Please leave your car on the surrounding streets. If you need access by car please contact us prior to the event. For more information please visit our Events Page.

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