mapping with images & texts
on location & Discovery Centre
10th September 2016
The artists will be on Humberston beach and in the Fitties asking local people, chalet owners and visitors to the Fitties to contribute to a memory map with their stories of this unique and particular place. Look out for Judith Tucker (artist), Harriet Tarlo (poet) and Annabel McCourt (photographer/filmmaker) or contact us here if you would like to join in. We are particularly keen to see and talk about photographs, memories or objects relating to Humberston beach and the Fitties. We have postcards of our own paintings, photographs and poems about the Fitties to offer contributors in exchange for their memories which can be offered in the form of a sentence on a postcard or a longer conversation.
Workshop/Talk with Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo
Workshop (10am – 1pm) and ArtSPEAK Talk (2pm – 4pm)
In the morning, artist Judith Tucker and poet Harriet Tarlo will lead a workshop developed out of their collaborative practice and relationship with landscape and place. Since 2013 they have been regularly visiting Lincolnshire, in particular Tetney, Humberston and the Fitties, the subject of their latest work in the area.
We shall start in the Fitties chalet park and adjoining saltmarsh/beach where you will develop your own mapping of the area through sketches, photographs and found texts, written and spoken. Back at the Discovery Centre, we will work on bringing all these elements together through tonal painting from observed work on our field trip or from secondary images such as photographs and memorabilia and the composition of brief poetic texts made from a combination of found and original texts. Participants will be encouraged to try both forms, but could work mostly on one or the other or collaboratively together. We expect to have a mini exhibition or “deep map” of the Fitties by the end of our workshop. Materials will be supplied and the artists will bring some photographs and memorabilia but we should be delighted if you would bring along any photographs, memories or objects relating to Humberston beach and the Fitties themselves.
This is a unique opportunity for artists and writers alike to explore the possibilities which may arise from the use and consideration of words and painted and/or drawn images together and to work on mapping, tonal painting, and use of found text in poetry. Harriet and Judith’s talk in the afternoon will reflect on their collaborative practice and their relationship with landscape and place, in particular the Humber estuary, the Humberston Fitties and “Deep Mapping” techniques.
10 September: Mapping with Images & Texts
memory in place
23-30th July 2016