On a breezy Spring day in 2014 the group met at One Tree Hill, SE23 to install a pop-up exhibition on Nests and Feathers. We walked through the park to consider the space and took in the far-reaching views across London, then chose our locations to set up the work.
As always there were a huge variety of styles and materials from the most delicate crocheted nests to the robust and recycled. Jiulieta produced a giant multi-coloured parrot, later used in a festival, which attracted much attention from children and walkers as it sat among the trees on its supporting pole!
After viewing, discussing and recording all the pieces, we packed them away while we had our picnic lunches at the nearby St. Augustine’s church.
Later we walked through the church and churchyard to find further locations to display the work, considering the contrast between the wildness of the park and the picturesque disorder of the churchyard. We were lucky with the weather, the rain only beginning to fall as we packed up to leave, and the interaction with the walkers and birds in the park felt like a vote of support for our work!
Whatever the Weather
Nests and Feathers
One Tree Hill