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  • Writer's pictureChristopher Jelley

The Gather-ing

The bi-annual (or so it seems to have become) Gather-ing of five artists responding to Tithe barns opens this Saturday at The Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury. The project was conceived by Somerset Art Works and I was brought on as the fifth artist to create some 'interpretation' between the artists and the barn.

The original exhibition was short and sweet, and so it is only right that finally the work will be celebrated at the newly refurbished Tithe barn at the Rural Life Museum. Here are some images taken earlier this week during installation.

The Exhibition opens this Saturday 23rd September and runs until 11th November, designed for all ages and includes an interactive quilt with immersive audio (touch it and the audio scape evolves) and works in response to tithing, taxes and turnpikes.

My interpretation includes five laser etched posts with a 'word hoard poem' - grab a sheet, rub your selection of words off the post to take away. Each cloud is drawn from the individual research by each artist and is a tactile response to both artists, place and space.

Stoke Sub Hambdon barn - 2015

Pictured - Helen Snell, Jacky Oliver, Gillian Widden, Somerset Art Works - Carol Carey and myself Christopher Jelley at the Stoke Sub Hambdon Priory Barn in 2015. Missing is lead artist Stewart Easton who worked with the Quirky Quilters.


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