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Wild City: A Year in the Life of the Northern Slopes

This year-long project used digital media to encourage people to experience, enjoy and access the natural environment in ways that are creative and meaningful.

Wild City centered on the Northern Slopes – three areas of green space spread across Knowle West in South Bristol. The project aimed to increase people’s confidence in using their local green spaces and improve their understanding of the natural environment – it was hoped that this would lead to improved use and enjoyment of the sites in the future.

Knowle West Media Centre provided digital photography training to groups of young people and older people throughout 2013, who then photographed the Slopes across the seasons. The project also captured sound recordings of people’s stories, thoughts and experiences while exploring the Slopes.

In the later stages of the project we commissioned artist Synnove Fredericks to create a series of artworks using images and materials gathered during the year.

About the Slopes

The Northern Slopes are three areas of green open space situated in South Bristol. Within the Northern Slopes there are areas used for getting around, dog walking, exercise, cycling, distance running, informal play, exploring, watching wildlife, growing and finding food, getting away from the stresses of everyday life and for admiring the spectacular views across Bristol.

About the exhibition

Over the last year, community groups have been photographing the green spaces of Knowle West. Whether basking in sunshine or enduring the mud and rain, the Northern Slopes have been captured across the seasons. Artist Synnove Fredericks has created new artworks using images and materials gathered during the project. Join us for the exhibition preview on Tuesday 1st April, 5.30pm, celebrate the Slopes in all their glory and explore them in new ways. Drinks will be served.

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Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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