Gabrielle Hoad – Jamboree 2018 participant

Takeover post by: Gabby Hoad

As well as being a great opportunity to build new connections, Jamboree deepened existing ones. Since Summer 2018, Lucia Harley (@lucia.harley8), Megan Calver (#MeganCalver) and I have often looked to each other for critical input.

For example, in 2019 Megan and I went to visit Lucia as she prepared to present the early results of her Project Development Bursary from Somerset Art Works (@somerset_art_works). Meanwhile, as an experienced educator, Lucia has advised me and Megan on workshop delivery. We also share a preoccupation with pigeons!

← See some of the work I’ve made since Jamboree in collaboration with Megan Calver →

Image 1. ‘Salt-cat (keeps them at home)’, 2020, Open–Up, Hestercombe Gardens (@hestercombegdns@hestercombegallery ). A site-specific installation, relating to a 19th century dovecote, that examines changing perceptions of home during the pandemic.

Image 2. ‘pigeon steps’, 2019, detail, Walking’s New Movements conference, University of Plymouth. A participatory provocation with props to investigate the behaviour of feral pigeons. #walkingconference2019#walkingsnewmovements

Image 3. ‘(be)wilder’, 2020, Thelma Hulbert Gallery (@thelmahulbertgallery ). Outdoor public workshop focused on landscape, language and movement. 📷: : @simontuttyphotography

Image 4. ‘Visit the show of a rival…’, 2020, detail from publication documenting a series of fleeting interventions made at various exhibitions across the South West as part of ‘LEAN’. Lucia was an occasional accomplice. #lean_at_odfest@odartsfest
Featured work: Philippa Lawrence (@philippa_lawrence_artist ) ‘Trace’, 2018

Image 5. ‘Turn (the) leaves’, 2018, East Devon AONB and Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Public event that brought together a group of people and trees for shared reading and response. Recordings were then re-assembled as an 8-channel sound installation.
📷: : @simontuttyphotography #eastdevonaonb

Image 6. Lucia Harley, ‘Up Down’, 2018, presented with Preston Street Union (@prestonstreetunion) as part of ‘Galleries R Us’ for the launch of Exeter Culture at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (@rammuseum). Megan and I are both associates of Exeter-based artist collective Preston Street Union, who commissioned Lucia to make this work. @exeterculture#GalleriesRUs
📷: : Tim King

More info on all the above works can be found at www.gabriellehoad.co.uk