Harvest it! transformed Myatt’s Fields Park into a bountiful village of delights where multiple cultures were woven together to reveal new expressions. A major participatory programme, involving artists working with city farms, allotment organisations, schools, choirs and other local groups, explored the theme of ‘harvest’, which is shared across cultures and generations. On the day there were collective artworks and spectacular performances: a giant sculptural figure adorned with produce grown in the park, a massive hay bale maze, live music, a massed choir and percussion bands, tango and Latin American dance, circus and carnival, collective embroidery and stitching, and much more. Audiences could join an audio descriptive and touch tour, savour food and flavours, take part in craft making activities and take home harvest keepsakes.
Produced in collaboration with Motiroti. Funded by Arts Council of England, Coutts Bank, Heritage Lottery Fund, Local Network Fund.
Artistic Director: Ali Zaidi.
Commissioned Artists: Barby Asante, Fergus Drennan, Jan Hendricksen, Eleanor Margolies, Myriam Ojeda Patiño with ArtLAT, Shane Waltener.
- When Sunday 23 September 2007
- Where Myatt's Fields Park, Camberwell