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Unintended Consequences: Soil Stories workshop

Sat 12th November, 12:30 - 15:30

Explore and reflect on histories of land, soil and socio-ecological pasts and presents, through walking, collecting and painting

As part of the Unintended Consequences programme at Quarry Bank National Park, FutureEverything, in partnership with the National Trust, have curated a season of special maker-led activities and workshops for visitors to Quarry Bank Mill.

Join artist Maya Marshak in a part walking, part landscape painting session to explore the Quarry Bank landscape through noticing the soil, and create a compostable landscape painting using found materials and soil from the site.

Maya Marshak, is a current artist-in-residence at Delfina Foundation in London, as part of the Politics of Food programme. Her three-month residency is in collaboration with Chatham House.

Please note:

  • Suitable for beginners aged 16+. All materials provided.
  • National Trust admission charges do not apply to participate in this event.
  • Meet at Visitor Reception
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather.
  • Suitable for children 16+

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences is a programme of activity exploring the impact of the industrial revolution through stories of environmental change present within the Quarry Bank landscape. Through a series of participatory events, the project is inviting us to consider what we can do to create a more sustainable future.

The Unintended Consequence workshops will run in parallel to Gathering Downstreaman installation created by artist Jen Southern produced by FutureEverything which launched at Quarry Bank in May 2022.The artwork explores the legacy of the Industrial Revolution and its, often exploitative, impact on the landscape and people. It gathers together the movement of plants, rocks, people and machines, through their relationship to water. From the river and damp air that brought both mossy abundance and the cotton mill to Quarry Bank, to the drought and flooding that are two of the biggest global impacts of the climate crisis.

The installation will be on display until November 25th, 2022.