Ruminations artists multiple 2021
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Westwood (film still) 2021
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Ruminations (film still) 2021
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FIELD Photographer in Residence (Oct 2020 - July 2021)

Works:

Ruminations (text and image). Artists multiple handed out for free as part of the FIELD public events across the UK.

Ruminations (digital video). Featuring interviews with women and girls discussing their relationships to cattle on the Town Moor. 

Westwood (digital video). Featuring an interview with Zowie Bell the Pasture Warden and first woman in 800 years to have that job. 

Westwood (clip)
Ruminations (clip)

Since October 2020 I have been photographer in residence on FIELD an interdisciplinary research project (funded by the Wellcome Trust) which explores human relationships to farm animals in the context of endemic livestock disease.

My research focuses on two areas of ancient common pasture land; The Town Moor in Newcastle and Beverley Westwood in East Yorkshire. The work reflects on people's relationships to farm animals in these 'everyday' settings with the aim of framing broader questions about our relationships to farming and animal welfare. As part of this research I have also worked with the archives at the Museum of English Rural Life (Reading) uncovering previously forgotten images of the Town Moor in Newcastle, which are included in the publication and will feature in an exhibition in October 2021. 

 

This work will be shared at a series of events across the UK including film screenings and talks, alongside fellow artists in residence Shane Finan and Mark Jones and researchers from the project as part of the FIELDS public programme. 

 

Forthcoming events:

Westwood Film Screening Beverley Guild Hall Friday 10th Sept. 

Hexham Forum Cinema Tuesday 28th September

Star and Shadow Cinema (Newcastle) Thurs 21st October.

Grainger Market - stall and discussion Sat 16th October. 

Exhibition: Museum of English Rural Life (Reading) 1st Oct- 31st Jan 2022.

For more information on the FIELD research project please follow this link

 

Funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of FIELD a four year research project in partnership with University of Lincoln, Leeds Trinity University, University of Hull, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh and the Museum of English Rural Life.