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Sensing Landscape: artists and children working together

When May 22, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Prickwillow Museum, Main Street, Prickwillow, Ely, CB7 4UN
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Artwork by the children of Barrington School in collaboration with the artist Caroline Wendling (credit: Jonathan Woolley)


The Project Pathways team is pleased to announce the opening of our exhibit Sensing Landscape: artists and children working together, which will take place at the Prickwillow Museum (the old pump house) just outside of Ely on Sunday 22 May from 2-4.

This exhibit, which features the work of Kyle Kirkpatrick and Rachel Wooller, two of the artists who worked with children from Wilburton and Soham, invites viewers to reflect on the many ways these children have been sensing their landscape.

For the past three years, we have been working with primary school children in East Anglia, learning what they think about their environment, letting them guide us on walks, and fostering engagement with local artists, archaeologists, story tellers and writers in order to elicit these children’s perceptions of their place in the world.  Similar activities were undertaken in Mongolia, Mexico, Alaska, and South Africa and several schools took the opportunity to engage in intercultural interchanges electronically and through letters.  

The image above was created by the children of the Barrington School in collaboration with the artist Caroline Wendling during our pilot project funded by HEIF and the ESRC. The photo was taken by Jonathan Woolley.

Pathways to Understanding the Changing Climate: time and place in cultural learning about the environment is a collaborative initiative between Social Anthropology and Education at Cambridge and has been funded by AHRC.


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