Barnacle Geese, Højer by Ben Woodhams
Barnacle Geese, Højer by Ben Woodhams

Wadden Sea Project

The Danish Wadden Sea Project was a very special collaboration with the Wadden Sea National Park in Denmark. Two week long residencies, one in the autumn of 2019 and the second in May 2022, allowed artists to spend time in the landscape observing wildlife and making work in response to their experience.

The Wadden Sea is an UNESCO world heritage site and stretches from Denmark through Germany into The Netherlands. Recognised as of exceptional importance to migrating birds and as a breeding ground for many species, the project ensured that the two groups of artists could get a taste of how crucial these wetlands are for wildlife.

The artists spent time working with local schools and sharing their experience of the place with the community through workshops and talks.

Writer Colin Williams used his time on both residencies to explore the history, landscape and community of this special place. The beautiful book Haunted by the Last Tide brings his words together with the art from the project (available here).

Artists Carry Akroyd, Kim Atkinson, Marco Brodde, Dan Cole, Brin Edwards, John Foker, Federico Gemma, Bob Greenhalf, Kittie Jones, Wynona Legg, Julia Manning, Harriet Mead, Nik Pollard, Darren Rees, Jane Smith, Esther Tyson, Chris Wallbank, Ben Woodhams and Darren Woodhead took part. The result was over 400 works by the 19 artists.

This exhibition includes a selection of available work from most of those artists. All the work is unframed and does not include postage and packing.