I’m contributing POST’s Away Day on May 30 as part of The Writer’s House, an exploration of live writing convened by David Berridge. The project I’m preparing will be called CAN YOU SEE ME TOO?

An outline from the POST website:

The familiar takes a day off for Away Day exhibition
New site-responsive art and performance refresh south London parks

Sixteen new artworks and projects will transform south London parks in May and June offering visitors an Away Day from the familiar. Away Day’s focal point is a May bank holiday weekend of art, events and writing in Wandle Park, Colliers Wood.

What’s your idea of an Away Day? Maybe a definite excursion, but not to anywhere too wild or far away. It could be different enough to entertain you with its difference, but people will probably speak the same language – although maybe not. The exhibition Away Day is here to suggest that there is something much stranger that can be experienced, not too far away from our everyday routines…

The project comes from artist network POST, and is led by member Pippa Koszerek and guest curator David Berridge. Selected POST artists respond to three parks in Merton, generating new mappings, audio works, performances, art writing and other projects. Formed in 2008, POST is the new peer-led UK network for artists who respond to place.

New works from:

Bram Thomas Arnold, David Berridge, Hyun Jin Cho, Rachel Lois Clapham, Linda Duffy, Fitness for Artists, Catalina Garces de los Rios, Katie Gilman, Marianne Holm Hansen, Helen Jacobs, Fiona Long, Ruth Martindale, Tamarin Norwood, John O’Hare, Sonia Paço-Rocchia, Mary Paterson, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Faye Peacock, Present Attempt, Jenny Rolfe- Herbert, Emanuela Santini, The Wayward Plant Registry, Mary Yacoob.

The Writer’s House – three live writing residencies, The Mobile Institute, a poster and publications garden.

Artworks on 43 J C Decaux posters around Merton by Emanuela Santini, Helen Jacobs and Mary Yacoob.

DATES: 29-31 May bank holiday weekend
TIMES: 12 noon to 6 pm
VENUE: Wandle Park, 29-31 May – opposite Colliers Wood tube (Northern line)


15 May: Mostyn Gardens, off Martin Way, SW19. Morden tube (Northern line)
15 May & 5 June: Ravensbury Park, off Morden Road, SW19. Morden tube (Northen line)