Winnowing Phase: Augmented reality walk with Gregory Herbert

19 August 2023 / 12 - 3pm

Join artist Gregory Herbert to explore what lichen in the surrounding area of Castlefield Gallery tells us about the air quality of Manchester. As we build up a map of what species of lichen are in the surrounding area we will also explore augmented reality experiences that correlate.

Winnowing Phase was originally commissioned by Rule of Threes in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Department and Senior Researcher, Ivan Gee. Produced by Faye Hamblett-Jones.

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£3 / free for low income and Castlefield Gallery Associates (limited availability).

Gregory Herbert is a British artist based in Liverpool. Working across film and installation, Herbert is broadly interested in collaboration, co-existence and exploring the vast entanglement of interactions that more than human beings have within their environments. Herbert also has a collaborative practice with Niamh Riordan as part of At The Library project Chopping club, Chopping club explores research around reciprocity and sustainability in systems of food production, local food producer and sovereignty networks, and the ways in which food shapes our landscapes and communities.

Gregory Herbert (B.1990) is a former Director of The Royal Standard and completed his MA Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. Herbert’s recent commissions include; Bluecoat, Contours of the earth (2022) Rule of Threes, Winnowing Phase (2022) SheffieldDocFest, Exchange program, Making-With (2021) and FACT, Together, We Are Symbiotic (2020). Recent exhibitions include ‘Climate. Emergency. Hope’ Turnpike Gallery, Leigh (2023); ‘Archives at Play’, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2022); ‘Earth Eaters’, Cole Projects, Hoxton 253 Project Space,London (2020); ‘The Cucumber Fell in the Sand’ at Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2019); MA Degree show, HOME, Manchester(2019)

This event is part of Hybrid Futures, a multi-part collaboration focusing on climate, sustainability, collaborative learning and co-production between Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, Touchstones Rochdale, University of Salford Art Collection and Shezad Dawood Studio, and generously supported by Arts Council England and Art Fund.

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Image: Gregory Herbert, Winnowing Phase.