Every Weekend
Jaywick Martello Tower
Belsize Ave, Jaywick, CO15 2LF
£1.00 for 16 or over
All Ages - All Ages
Disabled access

Often described as ‘a plant in the wrong place’, weeds are much undervalued, sometimes considered ugly, and generally unloved. Yet for all the negative press weeds receive, they can prove to be highly useful and have medicinal properties. Weeds are also recipients of common names that vary from community to community. Lotus corniculatus, for example, has also been given names such as Eggs and Bacon, Devil’s Fingers, Ground Honey Suckle, and Grandma’s Toes. These names reflect the different ways we look at weeds.

For her exhibition at Jaywick Martello Tower, artist Hannah Stageman researched the weeds that live around the tower. Selecting ten weeds in particular, she canvassed the public in order to discover the common names they knew the weeds by. She has reproduced the weeds as prints with the size of each edition being determined by the number of names collected. In this way she invites us to reconsider our community’s relation with these undervalued plants and see them under a whole new light

For more information, see Hannah's website: www.hannahstageman.com/about.html

Or the weeds facebook group: www.facebook.com/weedsjaywick2017

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