Has the COVID-19 lockdown inspired a renewed love of the outdoors? If so, a new poetic and thought-provoking exhibition at Grizedale Forest Galleries might be your cup of tea.
Sense of Here by Harriet and Robert Fraser was born from walking, slow time outdoors and in-depth enquiries into different elements of landscape. It offers an invitation to see a familiar place from a new perspective and to ask: what next?
The exhibition depicts a year of walking, camping and interviews with experts in different fields of knowledge. Through photography, poetry and installations and creative mapping, it brings together a variety of landscapes and multiple viewpoints and embraces the challenge of making meaningful change. Considering the environmental pressures of a changing climate and declining biodiversity, Sense of Here asks how do we work together and go forward?
Main image: Harriet and Rob Fraser placing the Sense of Here poem canvas in the fells above Buttermere in October 2019.
Sense of Here: the feeling and knowing of place by Harriet and Rob Fraser is at Grizedale Forest Galleries in Cumbria until December 13, 2020.