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Gallery Oldham residency: Moss Bothering

Bryophytes Project

I am pleased to announce I will be doing a 3-month residency project at Gallery Oldham (April to June). I will be working in response to plant specimens in the natural history collection, specifically Moss (or even more specifically ‘bryophytes’ and other plants without roots). Since access to the gallery will be limited for some time, I will be working at distance (walking and cycling) revisiting historical sites of collection and re-collecting specimens. I will be talking with local experts, volunteers, environmental scientists, and other natural history enthusiasts, vital component parts of the museums as an ongoing collection process.

If you’re interested in following the project, I will be publishing my field notes (photographs maps and films, and writing) through series of posts for the Gallery Oldham blog and @galleryoldham Instagram pages. Watch out for events and workshops this summer.

Images of object form the Gallery Oldham Natural History collection Thanks to Patricia Francis, From Left to right; (1) Mnium cinclidioides : Yetholme [Roxburghshire, Scotland] A. Brotherston : no date. (2) Bryophyte Book open on a page showing 5 species of Sphagna

The project is funded by the NWCDTP (North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership)