Fertile Ground is delighted to announce a residency on the island of Unst, Britain's most northerly, inhabited island.
The project is hosted by artist Tony Humbleyard at Shorestation, a residency space on the island and is one of a series of residencies over the course of the summer months. 'Walking the spaces' explores issues of sustainability, transition and the challenges of the climate emergency for remote island communities.
The project's research is framed by the Plantie Crubs on the island. These are traditional structures for planting food communally however they are currently vacant. The Plantie Crubs become a site for investigating land ownership, social history and current land use practices on the island.
The project includes: Artist Tony Humbleyard, Dancer/Choreographer Kathryn Spence, Filmaker/editor Keiba Clubb and Landscape architect Sarah Long. An archive of the work will be presented to the community heritage centre, Shetland museum and archives and through an online platform.
Many thanks to the Sponsors of this project, NorthLink Ferries.
Fertile ground is the curatorial platform for Rachel Grant. A curator based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. This blog is kept up to date with selected project activity and research.