Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is inviting an artist to draw on the history of the Seale-Hayne site as a former agricultural college and to engage its site users and visitors, many of whom have a range of disabilities, with this history.
The artist will be given access to the archives, which includes material from the organisation’s history as an agricultural college operating from 1919 to 2005. This includes its association with the Land Girls and Women's Land Army during the War years. The artist will be supported in navigating their way through the archive and the organisation’s history by Ray Bartlett, chairman of The Seale-Haynians (alumni) Club.
Ideally working a couple of days a week over a 5-week period the artist will engage with a diverse range of people including people with limited engagement with the arts and culture and environmental issues. Ideally the artist will have experience of working with people with disabilities in a participatory way.
Date: April and/or May 2015 to be agreed between the artist and Hannahs.
Location of the residency: Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6NQ