Karen Wydler

Karen Wydler was artist in residence at Discover Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, as part of the Soil Culture project, coordinated by Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World. Her work from the residency was exhibited at White Moose during the Soil Culture : Young Shoots exhibition from 16 April – 4 June 2016.

Hannahs was once the only purpose built agricultural college in the UK. Surrounded by 90 acres of land, it operated from 1919-2005, and had a particular association with the Land Girls and Women’s Land Army during the War years. It is now run by a Trust which provides education, therapy, care and respite for children and young people with profound physical disabilities.

Karen worked with the archivist and former students to engage the present users (currently 1,000) of Hannahs and other visitors with its farming heritage. Karen’s work often works towards a physical goal and physical structure.