‘Allotted’ - Art and Allotments
Allotments, food growing, wildlife and nature are all fertile soils for the creative impulse.
A new exhibition - ‘Allotted’ - shows how the 9 very different artists** who form part of the Slug Society have responded to the ‘allotment experience’. The resulting work, displayed at neo:gallery27 in the Market Place, Bolton, covers a range of media from stained glass through paintings and prints, photography and video to 3-D and installations.
Three writers*** are also members of the Slug Society and they have produced a 32 page booklet ‘allotted - the back of the seed packet’ – containing essays, stories, interviews and poems inspired by allotments. (The printing of this booklet has been funded by the National Allotments Gardens Trust.)
The exhibition will be open from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, each week between June 30th and August 7th. The exhibition has been partly funded by a grant from Bolton Arts Forum.
The Slug Society can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a blog-site chronicling the ‘Allotted’ project(s) at http://allotted2016.blogspot.co.uk
** The 9 artists are: Carol Barlow, Janet Brady, Dorothy Ellin, Jennifer Gilmour, Maggie Hargreaves, Margaret Jackson, Kevin Shipley, Steph Shipley and Susan Syddall
*** The 3 writers are: Ros Davis, Robert Eldon and David Jackson