Collective Ending presents ‘The material substance of their origin’, a collaborative project by Hannah Lees & May Hands.
Lughnasad, or Lughnassadh is halfway between the Summer Solstice (Lithia) and the Autumn Equinox (Mabon). Lugh was the Celtic God of Craftsmanship and Skill, known as the “many-skilled God”. The festival celebrates the Harvest and the sacrifice of the Grain God; Death and Rebirth. There are also links to the Grain Mother (Ceres, Demeter, Corn Mother) and John Barleycorn – the living spirit of the corn or grain.
Incorporating ideas of collective making, the artists will host a series of participatory/collaborative activities initiating practical crafting such as: cob-making, intentional weaving & stitching with ideas from Sigil magick, effigy building and creating natural dyes using locally foraged materials. This will then form the catalyst for an evening event and an installation of the remnants and remains within the gallery for a final day presentation of the outcomes.