The People’s Landscape Late event brings together art, music, film, craft and debate exploring social change, protest and the landscape.
Drawing on National Trust's 'People's Landscapes' programme - a year-long programme of exhibitions, events and research exploring places where people came together to seek dramatic social change, this event will bring together a snapshot of National Trust’s People’s Landscapes national art commission, uniting some of the ideas, actions and artwork developed through the project.
Maisie Sadgrove Young Artist Collectivemember will be choreographing a work created specifically for the event. This will be performed by Mandy Kimm and Claire Niesyto-Bame. In homage of those who pave the way for social change Maisie presents 'Step-Innovation’. A movement piece marching and weaving through the lower ground of National Trust site ‘Sutton House’ exploring 'How we are empowered by change and the acts of making it?'
Alongside Maisie’s work ‘Step-Innovation’ the event will also include “pecha kucha” style talks, participatory activity, music and visual artworks including;
Performances from Bob and Roberta Smith and the Apathy Band, Young Artists Collective, Siobhan Davies Dance, Creative Workshops, Dash N’ Dem
Artist film: Grace Surman, Gary Winters, Hope and Merrick, 'Glorious Phantoms' (2019)
Exhibitions: Bob and Roberta Smith’s placards from ‘Paint Freedom’ (2019) Mining Banners from Easington, ‘Plant the High Street’ a local greening initiative
Guest speakers: Ingrid Pollard, Artist, Ruth Ewan, Artist, Dash N’ Dem, Design Action Group, Kate Stoddart, People’s Landscapes Producer, Grace Davies, Contemporary Arts Programme Manager, National Trust
There will also be a pop-up pay bar from ethical and sustainable business Grow, Hackney and a bespoke People’s Landscapes Late playlist created by artist Ruth Ewan.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and with additional support from Art Fund.
National Trust - Sutton House
2 & 4 Homerton High Street
London E9 6JQ