‘All Along’ by Emily Tracy. A Series of new artworks commissioned by Greensand Country Landscape Partnership

Monday 17th May 2021 10:00 - Monday 31st May 2021 10:00

Doors open: 10:00 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 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 exhibition is launched in partnership with Shuttleworth, who are housing the exhibition in the Summer House and Garden Room found within the exquisite Swiss Garden.

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.

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 and Sue Mallenson of Bow Brickhill Historical Society, Chris Deverall, The Eagle Book Shop in Bedford, Bev Fowlston and Bedfordshire Geology 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.

Cost

The exhibition is included as part of the entry price to Shuttleworth Swiss Garden. Please see here for more details Shuttleworth Swiss Garden | Shuttleworth

Please note: There will also be an online exhibition of the work launched on this date, along with plans to tour the work to other community spaces in 2022.