Projects / A Fair Coniston


Following on from 'A Fair Land' at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin (2016), some of the project team became The Fairland Collective and delivered a part of the original project at Coniston Institute in Grizedale Arts' home village of Coniston.

A simple display structure was put together by Tom Philipson who also extended the range of the one stick revolution. The exhibition stool, basket and tray were all made from pieces of inexpensive re-purposed oak parquet flooring, a versatile material that also became room dividers, table legs, columns and storage units.

The project ran from 20th October to 6th November 2016 and offered - as in Dublin - four Making Stations for the public to craft in to their heart's desire. There was also a programme of lunch and dinner events drawing on local produce, mainly - this time round - on pumpkins.

Further events and talks mirrored much of what had been done at IMMA with talks on John Ruskin, small-scale making by Assemble and much more.


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