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.