Notes from a Precarious Landscape 2018, Ian Nesbitt & Ruth Levene

Ian Nesbitt and Ruth Levene invited residents of Preston and its surrounding villages to take part in an exhibition about how the outskirts of Preston and the land around the city is changing or has changed in the past. Situated in the currently vacant Plot 188 on the Story Homes Waterside development in Cottam, the exhibition explores the relationships between people and place, city and surrounding landscape, through the lens of the people who live and work in Preston. The exhibition includes prints, poems, maps, sound recordings, photographs and water colour paintings from the John Weld collection at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Ruth and Ian held two sessions, one at Preston Market and one at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery for drop in and conversation, meeting local people and receiving contributions to the exhibition.