Karen Guthrie

“Guthrie’s work is deeply rooted in history – official and unofficial, subjective and objective. From encounters with the life-experiences of communities and people, her film ‘Bata-ville: We Are Not Afraid of the Future’ (co-directed with Nina Pope, 2005) and the film and photographic portrait ‘Exmoor National Dress’ (2008-2009) both originate from her interest in a community’s specific sense of pride and achievement.

From 2008 to 2011, in collaboration with the artist Nina Pope, Guthrie created ‘What Will the Harvest Be?’, a communal harvest garden in East London, commissioned by Newham Council. In 2012, the garden received a Grow for Gold Award from Capital Growth, for The Inspiring Food Garden” (CCANW).

Karen was exhibited at White Moose as part of Soil Culture: Young Shoots from 16 April – 4 June. The exhibition showed work from her 10-day Soil Culture residency at Hauser and Wirth Somerset.