Bummock: Waddington Art Walk

Bracey, Andrew and maier, Dancia (2019) Bummock: Waddington Art Walk. [Event, Show or Exhibition]

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Abstract

This free artist-led walk will take people through Waddington, starting in the lower village and taking people up to the older part of the village. The walk will include readings at the locations of three large-scale temporary artworks by artists Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier (both from Waddington), and Sarah Bennett. The artists are currently undertaking research in the Tennyson Research Centre in Lincoln, which has resulted in these new artworks.  The walk will also take in the Waddington Heritage Trail (launched in summer 2017) and sculptural artworks by Grennan & Sperandio.

The walk takes approximately 3 hours, including readings, comfort breaks and runs alongside a free family art workshop running from 2pm to 4pm at St Michael’s Church on the High Street. The drop-in workshop will invite participants to ‘converse’ with Tennyson. By exploring and rearranging a selection of his poems using magnetic poetry words, the participants will form their own responses to Tennyson’s work. The ‘re-versed’ poems will be assembled on the back of old baking trays which will then be photographed and shown alongside the original text.

The event is part of NK Walking Festival which runs from Saturday 13 July to Saturday 27 July 2019.
For more information and to book  please refer to the Countryside section of the Hill Holt Wood website or email walkingfestival@hillholtwood.co.uk
LOCATION: Junction of Hill Top and Station Road
The drawings and sketchbooks of members of the Tennyson family captured Andrew Bracey’s interest within the archive. These visual records give a fascinating and alternative insight into the upbringing of Tennyson’s children, and to Victorian life in general. Bracey was particularly drawn towards journals of Lionel Tennyson, Alfred’s and Emily’s second born son. Two tiny books reveal the pre-teen’s developing studies in geometry, mathematics, chess problems, history as well as records of travelling. Bracey wonders if Lionel’s parents, like his own, required him to keep the journals, as way of learning to be curious about the world. Bracey made a woodblock print the same size as one page of these miniature notebooks. This has been photographically reproduced in the artwork, thirty times bigger, to reveal all the perfect flaws of a child’s drawing and the artist’s flawed attempt to capture it accurately.

About the artworks
Bummock: New Artistic Responses to Unseen Parts of the Archive
A Bummock is the large part of an iceberg hidden beneath the surface of the sea. These three public artworks in Waddington are part of an ongoing artist residency at the archive in the Tennyson Research Centre. Focusing on the unseen or lesser known parts of the archive (i.e. the ‘bummock’) to find inspiration for the creation of new work, Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Sarah Bennett have spent the last two and half years rummaging, exploring and making. Housed with the Tennyson archive is a wealth of information and material about Alfred Lord Tennyson, alongside intriguing content concerning his wider family. These less well-known figures have been motivating focus for the new artworks by all three artists. This is part of a three-year artistic research project that will culminate in a major exhibition at The Collection, Lincoln in 2021.

Keywords:art, contemporary art, archive, bummock, controlled rummage, Tennyson
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
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ID Code:37737
Deposited On:09 Oct 2019 12:14

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