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The Long Afternoon of Earth

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    The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PB
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    1 February to 1 August
    9:00am to 8:00pm
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    Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Next On:
    July 18th 2018 at 9:00am
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The Long Afternoon of Earth
Heather and Ivan Morison's The Long Afternoon of Earth is a new series of sculptures, ‘growing’ in the spaces of The Hive in Worcester, the first joint university and public library in Europe. The work has been commissioned by Meadow Arts and is the result of a year-long artists’ residency, working with the people who use the Hive and the students of the University of Worcester.

'Made of recycled books and natural pigments The Long Afternoon of Earth is twelve vessel/objects that ask you to stop, settle, read. Accompanying the reader, the student, the researcher, the visitor and the luncher, the works speak of Burmese cats purring on a knee while reading, a roaring fire that invites you to settle with a travel book, a houseplant sitting in a stand next to your favourite reading spot. Twelve of these objects/vessels are placed around The Hive, each with a tree growing in them creating a dozen discreet spaces or settings.