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What Will the Harvest Be? opens for London's Open Squares Weekend 12/13th June

Come to see our project come to fruition, open 10-5 both days, plenty of tea and cakes etc for sale - proceeds to the garden.

More info on tickets / access here:

http://www.opensquares.org/detail/AbbeyGardens.html

Exmoor National Dress on show again

Thanks to Carol Carey's efforts, I'm delighted to say my photographs and films are on show again in Exmoor -

May 16th - June 5th 2010

The Guildhall Heritage & Arts Centre
Dulverton
Somerset

Open 10 am to 4.30 daily. Admission is free.

In-crate mouse nest found with the Island

A Mouse's Impression ...

This was my favourite discovery of the day. We found a mouse nest in one of the crates, and in amongst the bits of food etc. were a 'tiny' cow from the island, a few screws and the little covers that go over the speakers set into the model. The best thing about the discovery was that Dennis (the conservator) was immediately able to tell that the mouse nest pre--dated the Island arriving at Wroughton as the sunflower seeds etc. were from a domestic mix!!

The Island being set up at Wroughton

An Artist's Impression of Wroughton

I spent a fascinating (if rather filthy and tiring!) day on Friday at the Science Museum's 'large object' storage site out at Wroughton in Wiltshire. I was working with Ruth from the museum and Neil & Dennis who are based there to check and archive our largest ever 'object' art work - An Artists' Impression, which I am SO relieved to report now resides in the Science Museum collection. As you can see from this and other images it's quite a thing to store and Wroughton is quite something as a 'store'!

It was a real trip down memory lane taking all the bits and bobs out of boxes and re-locating them on the model. As the storage crates were a bit mouldy when they arrived they've been kept (to date) in this kind of holding bay hangar - now, in my fantasy, the pieces will all be individually loaded into the high-tech storage bays in the rest of the stores. In these rooms (which are in fact aircraft hangars) you push a button and whole walls of storage glide across to reveal layers and layers of strange objects. Our is now one of them.