Holburne Open Gerry Eaton

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Feb 9, 2022 at 12:00 pmMar 19, 2022 at 5:00 pmFREE

The series is called From Here to The Hawkstone and was made in 2020. I made repetitive walks from my home in rural West Oxfordshire to The Hawkstone – a Neolithic standing stone about a mile from my home. The work was made sequentially, from foraged dyestuffs,  each piece representing a month of the year. Along side each piece are my diary observations of each month.

The idea behind the project that I am working on is to investigate the area/ community where I live and then present my findings back to the community through art. I spent  several months researching last year and interviewing people who had worked on the land locally. I was lucky enough to interview a 95 year old land girl  who had come down to area  from Sheffield after the  blitz, also a weaver from the local mill which closed 42 years ago. The local museum let me have a piece of tweed that was made at the mill which I am currently incorporating into some work.



The Edge Art Centre University of Bath
University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom
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