Rural: Commissions & Collaborations
We are delighted to announce, with thanks to Arts Council England, a new programme of 10 projects in collaboration with rural communities across the Midlands. The selected photographers and artists will work with communities to explore issues of rural life, lifestyles and environments. The projects will focus on rural economics, health and wellbeing, diversity, young people, land rights, cultural identity and post Brexit agriculture.
The commissioned photographers & artists are; Alannah Cooper, Emily Graham, Guy Martin, Leah Gordon, Matthew Broadhead, Murray Ballard, Navi Kaur, Oliver Udy & Colin Robins, Polly Braden and Sam Laughlin.
The projects will culminate in a new publication and a symposium which will be a platform for sharing work as well as having dialogue and debating the issues and concerns that have been discovered and raised through the production of the work.
Image Credit: Deer browse-line (various species) from the series A Certain Movement, by Sam Laughlin