The Land of Oak & Iron

Artist Henna Asikainen in Discussion

thu04oct6:00 PMthu8:00 PMArtist Henna Asikainen in DiscussionDelicate Shuttle

Event Details

D6 invites you to join them for a discussion with artist Henna Asikainen, to explore the ideas and participatory processes that led to their exhibition Delicate Shuttle. Poet Dani Watson, will also be at the event, reading poems inspired by the conversations she had with participants across the project.

The journey over the past 18 months with Henna began with Forage, a project with refugee and migrant communities that examined how the plants and seeds that now make up our landscapes were originally taken and foraged from other countries. Henna used this historical context to draw parallels between the ways our environments and our societies have been created.

These thoughts continued with Delicate Shuttle, an installation of white poplar leaves for Newcastle City Library. Delicate Shuttle developed through a series of foraging walks with newly arrived and migrant communities in natural landscapes, where participants collected the many leaves that form the installation. One of these was at Victoria Garesfield where Henna spent time with the Land of Oak & Iron’s Woodland Volunteer Team and they collected leaves for the exhibition.

Book your free ticket here.

The Delicate Shuttle exhibition can be seen in Newcastle City Library until 7th October.


(Thursday) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Newcastle City Library


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