Since Sliced Bread

A visual arts project celebrating and exploring the culture and history of our windmills.

National Mills Weekend – Exhibitions

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May 10th and 11th, 2014

I am currently making new works, inspired by and in response to my work with community groups and volunteers at Heckington and Moulton windmills over the last 6 months.

At Heckington Mill
I have been struck by the huge part a Miller once played in our lives, how his (or her) relationship with nature and the amazing engineering of the Mill put food on our tables through hard graft. To me, Millers and the people who work just as hard as them today to bring field to fork are unsung heroes; where would we be without them? I hope that my visual representations and homage to the Millers provides food for thought!

At Moulton Mill
Connecting to the abundance of Moulton Mill’s social history is easy, from the workers’ graffiti on the walls, to the photo of the old Corn Exchange where the worlds of millers, farmers and merchants came together. I have discovered stories that bring the history of field to fork to life, that reveal to me the rich fabric of the land and the part that Mills played in creating it.

National Mills Weekend runs every year. It has been organised by the SPAB (the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings)  and is part of a Europe-wide festival of milling heritage during May. Lots of Mills will be opening their doors.

It would be great to see you at either or both of the Mills. Entrance to the exhibitions is free.

Heckington Mill will be open from 12 noon to 5 pm each day.
Moulton Mill will be open from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

 

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Author: Fi Burke

As a conceptually and philosophically driven visual artist, I work with different media including text, flour, installation, film and print. My work can be playful in the way that it explores the everyday relationships between language and thought. I try to make sense of how language and text can form our belief systems, change perspectives, cover up or displace reality or reveal the truth.

2 thoughts on “National Mills Weekend – Exhibitions

  1. Beautiful mill, the tallest tower in the UK, it has to be worth a visit – doesnt it? http://marketdeeping.com/listings/moulton-windmill/#sthash.PaEiIBWu.dpbs

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