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Works referring to cider and communal consuming cultures on show at RAMM


The brand new show is a part of Right here’s to Thee, a joint fee between RAMM and College of Exeter Arts & Tradition, led by internationally famend artist Simon Pope.

Collaborating with a staff of inventive practitioners and teachers, Pope’s fascinating mission explores the complicated ecology and cultures of cider-making.

On show within the Core Wall within the centre of the museum are a collection of communal consuming vessels from RAMM’s collections, alongside modern works made in response to wassailing occasions held at Grey’s cider farm in Halstow in 2020 and 2022. Wassailing is an historic ritual which incorporates strolling in between apple bushes, singing the wassail track, and consuming cider from a communal wassail bowl.

The modern bowl on show was thrown from Dartmoor clay discovered on the Grey’s farm, by ceramic artist Abigail North. It was used as a standard communal consuming vessel within the first Halstow wassail in January 2020.

Images by Robert Darch and a brand new movie by Bevis Bowden are additionally displayed, each of which file the second Halstow wassail in January 2022. They present the traditional rituals carried out to make sure a superb harvest of apples within the coming 12 months, together with the efficiency of a brand new wassail track written by Jim Causley and carried out by shanty singing group Mariners Away.

Simon Pope describes the Right here’s to Thee fee as a ‘multi-disciplinary and participatory artwork mission that experiments with {our relationships} with the various non-humans – particularly the microbial life – concerned in cider-making, and explores the methods during which our social worlds are shaped in relation to them.’

Right here’s to Thee is commissioned by RAMM and College of Exeter Arts & Tradition in partnership with Grey’s Devon Cider, supported by Arts Council England and Canada Council for the Arts.

The Right here’s to Thee show may be considered in RAMM’s Core Wall from 31 January 2022.


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