Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Monday, 9 March 2015

Outrider Exhibition artist talk

Outrider is an Arts Council England Libraries Fund exhibition artist commission in response to the historic Alfred Watkins archive of bee-books, pamphlets and photographs housed in Hereford Library. Commissioned Worcestershire and national artists including the University of Worcester graduate, Becca Harris, have made work that both relates to the bee keeping archive and to contemporary environment problems and issues facing us today. Alfred Watkins was a regional photographic pioneer, inventor of the 'Bee' light meter and famously coined the phrase 'Ley line' to describe the pagan alignment of transportation routes and cultural sites across the country.
The exhibition has been curated by Dr Sally Payen from an open submission process and managed by Salt Road for Herefordshire Council. The artists include Cath Keay, Megan Powell, Ron Haselden, Jane Tudge, Jaime Jackson, Elisabeth Bond, Anneka French, Becca Harris and Sally Payen. Outrider has been funded by an ACE Library Fund with support from the Elmley Foundation and Herefordshire Council and will go on to tour to Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham and Haden Hill House Museum, Sandwell after showing at the Hive.
Artist talk event at the Hive:
10:30am to midday,  23rd March - for more information and to book a free place email: jaime@saltroad.org.uk
For more information visit: http://outriderblog.wordpress.com

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