31-10-2017

Setting in Place: The Making of a Jellied Map of Nether Bartle By Olivia Keith

Olivia Keith - Setting in Place

Setting in Place: The Making of a Jellied Map of Nether Bartle
By Olivia Keith
Wednesday 8 November: Bartle Hall, Preston
Saturday 11 November: Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

The story of the land between Bartle Hall and Cottam, from 1895 through to its imminent future development, will be told visually by ‘performing the map’. The natural transparency of jelly will enable the ‘seeing through’ to the past of the landscape as the map is built throughout the day.

The creation of the map will draw together material from a variety of sources; a large-scale 1895 map forms the foundation with additional information gathered by walks and conversations.

The process of Setting in Place will illuminate the story of the area, little changed for two hundred years but which, in the immediate future, is to experience rapid and extensive residential development. Setting In Place, the making of a jellied map, seeks to express something of the patina of place using the language of cartography.

Wednesday 8 November
Bartle Hall, Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston PR4 0HA
Watch Olivia making the map: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Help to make the map: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Morning coffee and afternoon tea available to purchase

Saturday 11 November
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP
Watch Olivia making the map: 10:30am to 4:00pm
Help to make the map: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Part of the special event: Beattie Open Day, Preston & Beyond