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Ryebank Fields - A Study in Clay, Autumn 2018

Ryebank Fields is a wild green space in Chorlton, Manchester, that was given to Manchester Metropolitan University forty years ago. After abandoning it, nature has flourished. MMU are currently trying to sell it to private developers. I worked with residents to dig clay from the fields. Ceramics, along with more art made by residents with my support, was exhibited in a protest exhibition I curated. The ceramics will be buried ceremonially with the community, returning them to the land expressing how this nature should not be touched. The process, along with interviews I collected, was documented in a collaboration with filmmaker Milly Zoe Wild

Ryebank Fields is still under threat. Click here for updates on the campaign and information on how to get involved.

Thank you to all the Friends of Ryebank Fields for fighting to protect the lungs of our planet and for taking part in the protest exhibition at The Link Gallery in Manchester Metropolitan University. 

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