Rule of Threes / Canal and Rivers Trust Liverpool, UK
November 2021 - April 2022 

Commissioned by Rule of Threes and the Canal and Rivers Trust, Towards Rest and Resilience is an artistic intervention in the Rimrose Valley Country Park and adjoining Leeds Liverpool canal. An action research project to combine art and Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) -

Between November 2021 - April 2022
I worked with members of the local community to co-design a series of workshops for rest and resilience. The project followed the pattern of nature : incubating over winter and emerging in spring.

The workshops explored ideas we had identified collectively, the need for -

New ways of Knowing 
And  acknowledging the Social Value of Green Spaces

Together, we considered how creative nature connection can be a tool for care of self, community and the environment.

This work is vital because the Rimrose Valley Country Park is currently under threat of development - with Highways England gaining permission to build a dual carriageway through the length of it. There is a community-led effort to save the park : Save Rimrose Valley. I hope to lend support to the campaign through this work.

With thanks to everybody who participated in the project : Christine, Shelley, Lizzie, Adam, Chris, Jim, Kenny, Arthur, Stu, Karen and Erin. 

Special thanks to Project Producer, Laura Yates.