Common Ground Leaders

Living Landscapes

MONDAY 24 MAY - SATURDAY 29 MAY, 12 - 6pm

The Undercroft Gallery

Living Landscapes is an exhibition with a difference. This event has been produced by Common Ground Leaders, a group of 18-25 year olds from across East Anglia, who share an interest in heritage, community, production and the arts. Common Ground is one of 3 projects which celebrates the Festival’s 250 anniversary, and is doing year-round work to connect young people with their local heritage.

This mixed-media exhibition gives a platform to young people and invites them to reflect on the role of arts in heritage. The event offers a fresh take on the region’s cultures and communities, and the connections between people and place.

From the 24-29 May, the Leaders will take over The Undercroft Gallery in Norwich, transforming the space into a ‘living’ art installation. City, fen, coast, and farmland are all represented through a range of artforms – from quilting to sculpture. Above all, it is a loving self-portrait of Norfolk’s natural and cultural heritage by its inhabitants. The youth-led emphasis allows underrepresented voices to comment on the role of heritage in the future.

The exhibition asks what we might learn about our relationship to the land around us after a year of isolation and confinement. It poses questions about who has access to sites of natural or historical heritage, who can talk about it, and how we can value it in the future.

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