Noticing The Now – Sutton St James.

My commission for the South Holland Centre and LOV1 Venues has seen me, amongst other things, collecting photos as I walk and talk in the village. All things I snap seem pertinent to lockdown times and how this community are coping. An Instagram archive is HERE .

I’ve also been collecting, in the form of notes, all the learning, noticing and making people have been doing since March. This contemporary collecting, via listening, has proved to be joyful, fascinating, and moving. Many talk of the resourcefulness of the community and how, with its small businesses, this isolated village is ‘simply enough’. People have also spoken of the kind acts and support that’s been forthcoming from across the community. All of which has reinforced to residents, and me, how care-full art-full living is alive and well in places many consider to be lacking.