THE GARDEN PROJECT / PROSIECT YR ARDD MIXED SHOW

 
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21 November 2020 - 24 January 2021
(extended online due to lockdown)

Mima was inspired to start the Garden Project following the initial lockdown in March 2020 and decided to start up a ‘micro stall’ in front of the gallery with an honesty box. The plants were a mix of organic vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. They proved to be really popular and I really enjoyed sharing my passion for growing with others. I thought it would be interesting to track down some of the plants and visit the gardens where they ended up and to meet the people behind the plants with the aim of creating a photographic collection of gardener’s portraits. The idea was to encourage growing, engage with the local community and lift the spirits during such a terrible year.  All the gardeners that I met shared a pure joy and love for growing. The resulting portraits offer a tiny glimpse into the gardener’s worlds and show a community united through their love of growing. The photos were displayed as a montage to create one piece representing the connections made in the community through the plant stall. At the end of the exhibition the montage was divided and gifted to the plant owners in the same way the seeds were sown and then divided to provide homegrown food in the area. 

All artists created new works exclusively for the exhibition and were inspired by their gardening environments in 2020. The guest artists featured in the exhibition were:

Annabel Cooper - Botanical Paper Sculptures; Dorothy Taylor - Paintings; Ffion Gwyn - Paintings; Harri Carmichael - Jewellery and Lithographic Prints; Iona Pickard - Crafts; Jane Williams - Ceramics; Kim Dewsbury – Paintings; Kim Sweet  - Ink on Paper; Mima - Photography; Sue Terrey - Felted Wall Hangings; Susie Liddle - Mixed Media; Terrence Bunce - Ceramics

This exhibition was part funded by the Arts Council of Wales and National Lottery for part funding this project through the Individual Stabilisation Fund. Thank you!

 
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
Dorothy Taylor
Dorothy Taylor
Sue Terrey
Sue Terrey
Ffion Gwyn
Ffion Gwyn
Kim Dewsbury
Kim Dewsbury
Kim Sweet
Kim Sweet
Harri Carmichael
Harri Carmichael
Terrence Bunce
Terrence Bunce
Jane Williams
Jane Williams
Susie Liddle
Susie Liddle
Iona Pickard
Iona Pickard
Annabel Cooper
Annabel Cooper
The Garden Project / Prosiect yr Ardd Exhibition
 
 
Mima
Montage
Claire, Andy, Emma and Archie (the dog)
Kiran
Tilly
Dorothy
Janice & Mark
Nick, Jaime, Mollie and Joseff
Rachel & Andy
Frances
Kerry & Richard
Sue
Diana & Michael
Ann
Patricia
Iona
Jane, Ben, Tom, Evie and Nellie (the dog)
Kate and Dodge (the Dog)
Anna
Carol
Mima
Mima
Mima
Mima
Mima