Sat, 06 Aug|
Quarry Bank 10am
Take in some of the best views of Quarry Bank. Paths wind down to the valley bottom passing by caves, cliffs and amazing trees. Then head to the walled garden to see what grows here.
Time & Location
06 Aug 2022, 10:00
Quarry Bank, Styal Rd, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA, UK
About the event
You can park for free in the car park and walk around in the main grounds for free. This is an idea walk for beginners and relatively easy walk 3/10 difficulty.
Gathering Downstream is a specially commissioned exhibition by artist Jen Southern, in partnership with FutureEverything. The artwork, created with the help of machine learning technology, takes the form of five films, that are embedded in a river-like installation inside Quarry Bank’s historic cotton mill.
Each short film focuses on a different aspect of Quarry Bank’s landscape and its relationship to water, inspired by the River Bollin that lies at the heart of the estate and which brought Samuel Greg (1759-1834) and his cotton mill to Quarry Bank in 1784.
Artist Jen Southern said:
“Quarry Bank is a fascinating place to work with, to find historical relationships between natural systems like waterpower, industrial technologies and human lives, that have shaped our future environments, for better and for worse."
"The work will ask, what can humans and machines learn about the impacts of climate change and ecological emergency from the trees, meadows, moss, rocks and river at Quarry Bank?”
The exhibition will highlight the global and local impact of climate change. We hope to encourage our visitors to think about the changes you could make in your day-to-day lives that could make a difference to the environment.
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