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'Flowers, where is the garden' - a response to Hadspen Garden - Sue Palmer

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'Flowers, where is the garden' - Sue Palmer

A new screen and print work created in response to Nori and Sandra Pope's garden at Hadspen, near Castle Cary in Somerset which closed in 2005.

The moving image work is about the relationship between time, the gardener and the garden - the dispersal of a garden into other gardens through seeding, division, memory, love and loss.

Hadspen Garden was originally brought to recognition by Penelope Hobhouse, who went on to manage the garden at Tintinhull Manor.

Commissioned by Somerset Art Works.

More information on the project here and click through 'Flowers, where is the garden' menu.

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The 100 Year Old Band Play

As part of You & Your Work participatory performance festival in Bristol, artists and musicians Sue Palmer, Joff Winterhart and Simon Roberts brought together eleven people from Bristol to form a pan generational band. One person from each decade, with the band members aged between 10 and 90 (nearly). Together they wrote and performed one song, at Wellspring Healthy Living Centre in Barton Hill on June 15th and Arnolfini on June 16th 2012.

The 100 Year Old Band is made up of people from the city of Bristol. We find band members through word of mouth, chance encounter on the streets, and contact with community groups. In May and June we have walked the neighbourhoods (on and off) around Barton Hill, Easton, Lawrence Hill, Southville and St Werburghs asking people we meet 'Do you play a musical instrument?' From this question comes conversation, entertaining exchange, and sometimes ends with band membership!


Mottisfont Abbey Artist Residency Play

A series of short videos made over a short artist residency over the Winter of 2011-12 at the extraordinary Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey in Hampshire (National Trust). I made a series of digital shorts about particular actions in people's work and significant details of the house, by working through conversation with staff and volunteers at Mottisfont.
A collection of digital work created for a web-based artwork in response to a commission working on the Neroche escarpment of the Blackdown Hills, Somerset
  • Transience 1. Oh - Bird

    may 22 2008
    driving through Culmstock tiny bird standing facing white line at edge of road stopped looked small bird standing still stunned picked it up you know that amazing feeling when you hold...
  • Transience 2. Bird - Oh No

    As part of Transience, I was interested in pairing events that happened in different places, at different times and to draw relationships between them. One video is of a bird being saved from the ...
  • Transience 3. Rural - England

    i stopped to buy some local produce (always with the League of Gentlemen in mind). the shop was not very outsider friendly. On leaving, the scene was a striking combination: farming, flags and a...
  • Transience 4. Hillside - Tea Room

    The derelict tea room on the A303 on the southern edge of the Blackdown Hills - obviously opened to service the tourists and holiday maker, but now there are too many going past too fast to be able...
  • Transience 5. Nox - Lucere

    A film made after a moth watch (with Mike and Robin) at Quarts Moor on the Blackdown Hills, overlooking the M5. The list is of the moth species recorded that night August 22nd 2008.
  • Transience 6. Mercury - Lure

    I met Mike Ridge while I worked on the Blackdown and went with him and his colleague Robin on a moth watch up on the northern edge of the Neroche escarpment. The mercury lamp was set up for the mo...

Try this on, become something other with me Play

'Try this on, become something other with me' - Sue Palmer

Live site specific event created for Inna Space micro festival as part of the Brewhouse Taunton, Sat 28th May 2011.

Raiding the props and costume store at the Brewhouse, I filled the backstage Dressing Rooms with costumes and objects accumulated over years of productions staged at the theatre. I invited visitors to dress up with me, to create extraordinary outfits of unexpected combinations.

Each costume collaboration ended with a photograph, and a momentary exposure to passersby, at the backstage door.
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