Monday, 23 November 2015
Uses - Bedding, Dye
A fern with worldwide distribution from the Tropics to the Arctic.
One of the chief weeds of heather moors, esp. on heavily grazed, churned ground.
Poisonous to animals in its green state but harmless once brown in the autumn.
Use as bedding : lightweight, elastic in texture, porous (cool in summer, heat retaining in winter), plentiful.
Bracken leaves also used as brown dye.
Uses: Bedding, Wound Dressing
naturally resistant to decay
the chief component of blanket bogs.
lives sodden with water for much of its life
may have developed its own bactericide to stave off mouldiness.
Friday, 20 November 2015
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Site Gallery Platorm Residency
Platform Study Day
Saturday 21 November, 11 - 4pm
11 – 4pm: Study Day at Sheffield Hallam University
The event will explore the strange and wonderful place between private practice and public participation that emerges from each Platform residency: what is the benefit of going behind the scenes and giving access not only to the end product, but also to the creative process? How can the work benefit from the insights and enthusiasms of Site Gallery’s audiences?
Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson
Anna Chrystal Stephens & Glen Stoker