WEATHERING the STORM

Weathering the Storm responded directly to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering Brierley Hill people an opportunity to explore the importance of home and shelter in these difficult times. Through a series of workshops running between July and September 2021, together we constructed colourful shelters, made joyful message flags and created meditative sounds and music, building a large scale installation to fill The Art Garden.

Co-creating this safe haven within Hawbush Community Gardens offered local people the opportunity to get creative, meet someone new, spend time in a beautiful outdoor space, learn new skills and show thier collective work in a five day exhibition in October 2021. 

Artists Helen Garbett and Bill Laybourne invited everyone living in and around Brierley Hill to participate in  Weathering the Storm.

 

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You can listen to the sounds we made here:
1.WTSWeathering the Storm sounscape part 1
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"I would have loved to be part of this project in person as we had originally planned but I found the experience of being remotely involved surprisingly satisfying - I was unsure if I was able to help but both Helen and Bill say that my input was valuable and doing the book design really gave me a feel for the project and being a small part of it"
                                                                                                                                                          Our project mentor - Caroline Dear
See our project booklet here: