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Knowing Your Place: Artists' Parish Maps

Organised and toured by Common Ground, the London Ecology Centre

Mon 11 Jan – Sat 6 Feb 1988

Today, maps tend to be regarded in a utilitarian light and are expected to be objective, universally comprehensive and to avoid those idiosyncratic details and features that give a place an individuality.

Common Ground, the arts and conservation group, commissioned 18 leading artists to make a ‘map’ of a place well known to them in the medium of their choice: painting, sculpture, quilting, tapestry, embroidery and photography. The exhibition includes works by Adrian Berg, Anthony Gormley, Simon Lewty, Ken Kiff and David Nash.

A work from this exhibition by Simon Lewty was bought by the Friends of the Mead for the University Art Collection.