Wagon Tales Bacup is a project by Analogue Farm celebrating the significance of wild horses and their labour in the heritage of Rossendale in Lancashire.
Inspired by the history of horse brasses, I worked with the local community to co-create a new textile design as part of the restoration of a traditional bow top wagon, which took to the streets of Bacup with Horse and Bamboo Theatre on the 26th November 2022 for the Wagon Tales community festival. The wagon will continue to be a community resource as a touring library and events space.
A whole bunch of amazing people were involved with this project including loads of other great stuff by Analogue Farm, check them out.
‘Analogue Farm is a community interest company based in a rural location in Rossendale connecting the arts, nature and heritage through events, exhibitions and participatory workshops. These draw upon and highlight the nature, folklore and history of our surrounding landscape. Our artistic approach focuses on ‘slow media’ – supposedly outmoded technologies and practices that involve direct tactile engagement with materials and the land. We understand plants, trees, wildlife and community as of utmost importance, aiming to benefit future generations beyond our lifetime.’