Embedded artist-led projects that respond to the Pendle Hill landscape and surrounding communities, connecting people and place
The Gatherings is the art and people strand of Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership, a four-year Heritage Lottery Funded programme to restore and improve access to the hill and connect the diverse communities on either side of it. This ambitious programme of activity aims to connect and re-connect people with their landscape, it’s future and its past, to safeguard the area’s wildlife and heritage, and to increase enjoyment and awareness of this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Over the next four years, In-Situ is supporting this programme through working with artists on specific commissions. Each will explore how people connect to the hill and its intangible heritage, such as cultural traditions, traditions skills, knowledge and dialects. These projects will involve working collaboratively with the communities that share it. In-Situ has been commissioned to lead on The Gatherings as practitioners experienced in how people connect to place. Along the way we will explore the role that artists can play in landscape projects as part of an interdisciplinary approach.