New Artist Residency – Jenny Steele “Rituals for Tomorrow”

Rituals for Tomorrow is a new research, engagement & production project by visual artist Jenny Steele to identify sustainable ways to use weaving with everyday wild plant life, that supports our wellbeing, connection to nature and sense of belonging.

Working with partners Art Gene, Barrow, Cumbria; Rogue Artists Studios, Openshaw, Manchester and a series of individual creative practitioners; a programme of weaving and wellbeing workshops on each site will work towards the development of two large scale artworks using local flora and fauna. A collection of short films sharing weaving techniques, plant life and personal narratives will be created from the project and will be available widely post project.

Jenny Steele is a Scottish artist based in Manchester, who works with the processes of loom, passementerie and basketry weaving, often using live materials from local urban and rural environments. Jenny’s practice seeks to revive the optimistic and restorative qualities of coastal and rural environments through site-specific artwork, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, and public events.

Rituals for Tomorrow is supported by a Project Grant from Arts Council England.

Rituals for Tomorrow preview on YouTube click here

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