1. To move about aimlessly.
2. Walk about casually or for pleasure.
3. Follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth.
4. Speak or write at length and with many digressions
Since 2013 artist Sheila Ghelani has been making Rambles with Nature, a body of work that explores the hedgerow from a range of perspectives and angles, encompassing a variety of art-forms and collaborators.
Eight years on, at the invitation of Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Sheila has translated the project into a Kit – drawing together some of the tips and tools that she has used over the years, with instructions – so that you too might undertake a Ramble with Nature, at your own leisure and on your own terms…
Each kit (only 100 have been made!) comes carefully presented in a pouch and contains a letter from Sheila, some rambling rules, a notebook and pencil, and 6 tools designed to encourage attentive looking, listening and reflection on nature – including a pocket Claude Glass (aka black mirror).
Sheila is an artist of Indian/English mixed heritage, whose solo and collaborative performances, social art works, installations, texts and videos seek to illuminate and make visible the connections between race, ecology, science, history and the present day
Venue: Experience Pack
Age guidance: 12+ Unless accompanied by an adult. Also suitable for pairs or groups to do together (sharing 1 Kit)
Postage: Rambles with Nature Kit can either be posted for a postage fee, or collected from our Box Office free of charge.
This event is Pay What You Want, the prices available to select from are:
Free, £5, £10, £15, £25
We’re ensuring that all of this year’s Festival events are COVID-safe.
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A Norfolk & Norwich Festival Commission. Produced by Ailsa Mckay. Design by John Hunter at ThisIsRuler.net, with illustrations by Mel Sheppard.
Masthead photo © John Hunter.
This Kit is based on Sheila’s Rambles with Nature series (which began in 2013). The project was originally produced by Sally Rose and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.