‘All Along’, a Virtual Exhibition celebrating Greensand Country by Emily Tracy (A Greensand Country Landscape Partnership Commission)

Monday 17th May 2021 - Saturday 31st July 2021

Doors open: 12:00 am

Greensand Country Landscape Partnership are thrilled to present artist Emily Tracy’s ‘All Along’, as part of their commissioned programme of work celebrating Greensand Country.

 This series of new artworks uses books, and their form, to respond to the unique landscapes and historic parklands of Greensand Country.

 ‘All Along’ refers to a sewn binding of books, and to the idea of moving through and along the Greensand Ridge, reflecting the story of the area through its geology, nature and people that have lived within Greensand Country.

The works are:

Peep I & Peeps II


Colour Wheel

FIELDWORK 1: Passerine small birds

The exhibition is launched in partnership with Shuttleworth, and the work can be viewed in the Garden Room (within the Swiss Garden) and online by following the link below.

Online Exhibition

By clicking on the the link below you will be able to see moving images of ‘All Along’ taken by photographer Floro Azqueta. Floro was commissioned by Greensand Country Landscape Partnership to specially document the works so they are accessible for all. If you would like exhibition notes on each of the pieces please email Community Arts Officer, Sally Christopher at sallyc@greensandcountry.com.

About Emily Tracy

Emily Tracy has a track record for creating socially engaged projects for a wide range of outdoor and cultural environments with communities. Her work invites audiences to look again at a familiar place through the intervention of an artwork, transformation of space or through event, participation, spectacle, and collaboration, to bring a renewed sense of belonging and connection. ‘All Along’ has been created in response to research made together with Greensand Country volunteers.

About the GCLP Historical Volunteers

Supported by Greensand Country Landscape Partnership, the volunteers underwent training in Historical Research and Archiving in January 2021 and have worked together as a team to research stories, gather information and contribute pieces for one of the art works. With thanks to Daniel Bowles, Mariella Cook, Dorothy Jamieson, Peter Goff, Sian Griffiths, Kelvin Horton, Molly Lambourne, Mark Lewis, David McKears, Sheila Meekums, and Sandra Reed.

Special thanks to:

His Grace the Duke of Bedford, Nicola Allen and Emma Brophy at The Bedford Estates, Pamela Birch and Bedfordshire Archives, Julie Benson and Roger Ward from the Friends of Chicksands Priory, Peter Bradley at RSPB, Felicity Brimblecombe and Joanna Hewitt from Bedfordshire Gardens Trust, Stephen Coleman, Gill Cannell, Mary Preen and Sue Mallenson of Bow Brickhill Historical Society, Rib Davis, Chris Deverall, The Eagle Book Shop in Bedford, Bev Fowlston and Bedfordshire Geology Group, Sue Harland and Willington Local History Group, John Hele, Tim Kirk at Moggerhanger Park, Brian Kerr, Debbie Land, Vicki Manners, Jill and Charles McLachlan at Moggerhanger Park, Corinne Price and team at Shuttleworth, Colin Watt and Mike Pearson from Clophill History, Sue Raven and Phil Irving from The Greensand Trust, Lorraine Wood and the team at Ickwell May Day.

Please follow Greensand Country for future exhibition dates and locations.

Photographs and Moving images by @floro_azqueta