This exhibitions features photographs and a film installation by Anne-Marie Culhane and Jo Salter about Abundance – community fruit harvesting project. Abundance is about claiming, creating and celebrating a shared inheritance that many of us never knew we had and finding ways to play our part in its proliferation. Abundance inspires us to look up and around and to see the city as an orchard.

As part of the Collaborative Cultures Series facilitated by Access Space – this exhibition looks at Abundance through the lens of the Commons and as a way of creating a collaborative culture – sharing and asserting our rights to responsible use of resources in public spaces and the creating of a sustainable and active culture of community and co-operation. When 95% of UK fruit are imported including 71% of apples, Abundance is a small step in acting to reclaim, share, re-value and re-distribute wasted goods at a local scale.

EARTH HAND MOUTH EARTH included an action mapping workshop with Simon Yuill and Stephen Watts curated by Anne-Marie Culhane. The workshop explored the very heart of the city as a source of wild and foraged food and workshop participants explored, mapped and shared their experiences of found food and ideas for potential growing spaces. Simon is making these into a map which will be realised shortly…