National Trust Flatford Commission - Hay Wain 200, A Bigger Canvas
Dated: 9th July 2021

I am excited to announce that Laurence Harding and I have been appointed as commissioned artists for the National Trust Flatford commission A Bigger Canvas, to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of Constable's iconic painting The Hay Wain. The commission will take place over the summer of 2021 culminating in an exhibition at Flatford in the autumn. As well as creating some new site based work we will be holding a series of pop up workshops for visitors and local community groups, and inviting the public to collaborate in the making of a large scale cyanotype installation piece.

"We are thrilled and honoured to have been selected for this exciting commission in celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Constable’s ‘The Hay Wain’. Inspired by Constable and the landscape at Flatford we will be using a range of experimental, historic and sustainable photographic techniques to create a series of new works, including a large-scale participative community-based installation. We are really looking forward to working with the ECDP and National Trust over the next few months, as well as engaging with visitors to the site, offering an alternative way to interact with Constable’s work and the location in an accessible, fun and creative way.”
Laurence Harding & Liz Harrington.

This commission is made possible through a commission from Essex Cultural Diversity Project supported by Arts Council England, in partnership with the National Trust.

Further information:
To view the ECDP announcement click here.
To view the National Trust announcement click here.