I have been struck by the huge part a Miller once played in our lives, how his (or her) relationship with nature and the amazing engineering of the Mill (dating back to the 1200’s) put food on our tables through hard graft. To me, Millers and the people who work just as hard as them today to bring field to fork are unsung heroes; where would we be without them?
The Since Sliced Bread solo exhibition at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is the culmination of an immersive year of artistic research into the Windmills and communities of Lincolnshire. This fresh body of work presents a unique way of looking at our relationship with the 'Field to Fork' journey.
Works include a field of hand made white windmills placed in an enigmatic grid, reflecting on the unsung roles of Millers and farmers, in our lives throughout history. The field adopts the standard layout of WW1 cemeteries in France. They are redundant, trapped in a windless Medieval brick Undercroft. A community ‘garden of wisdom’ and other pieces appropriate cupboards and nooks and crannies to infiltrate the architecture of Ayscoughfee Hall.
The exhibition runs from October 8th to December 14th, 2014. Wednesday – Sunday between 10.30am and 4pm. Admission is free.
The preview of the exhibition is on Wednesday October 8th from 6-8pm, this will include an artist’s ‘walk and talk’ at 6.15pm and 7.15pm
For tickets please contact Ayscoughfee Hall Tel: 01775 764555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2RA
Since Sliced Bread is a participatory visual arts project exploring and celebrating the culture and history of our regional windmills.
This project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The project is also supported by the University of Derby and Banks Mill Studios.