This year, THG will be exploring change in natural landscapes and land use, revealing a multitude of stories and connections which cut through time, challenging our perception and posing environmental and social questions.
Through a programme of exhibitions, projects, workshops and events, we hope to strengthen our connection to natural landscapes both near and far.
The Wild Escape :THG has secured major national funding for 'The Wild Escape' participatory project working with Allhallows Museum, Honiton Primary and the Blackdown Hills AONB. Pupils aged 7-11 from Honiton Primary will take part in a series of workshops led by sculptor Alistair Lambert at THG, Allhallows Museum and in the countryside of the Blackdown Hills AONB. The workshops will take inspiration from THG's exhibitions, Allhallows museum's collections and the natural landscape. The young people and the wider school community will devise and create an artwork using natural and reclaimed materials exploring our relationship to the natural world. The collective artwork will process through Honiton, past Allhallows, arriving at THG’s pocket park for Earth Day celebrations on 22 April 2023.
"Our involvement in this project presents a ‘real-world’ opportunity to show our students the power of our CreATE Manifesto values at HCC. In particular, we want to use this opportunity to promote articulacy in our students, raise aware of the importance of cultural fluency and ensure that everyone feels they have a right to have their voice heard on topics that matter to them. We want to give all of our students the chance to have meaningful encounters with practitioners and cultural institutions so that they can appreciate their value and why we need to engage with them to understand and shape our world for the better.” Marie-Claire Jefferies, Vice Principal Honiton Community College.
Delivered in partnership with the University of Exeter, Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Arts and Culture Exeter University and the students at Honiton Community College and Honiton Primary.