‘Power of Place: Earth, Gather, Form’ by Wyrd Flora, YAK Members, and Motanafas Collective is a unique journey that takes you through nature, culture, and the profound connections that tie us to the environment. We invite you to explore, reflect, and celebrate the power of place with us.
Featuring botanical plant sketches, embroidery and photography, along with natural pigment exploration and plant inks, Power of Place: Earth, Gather, Form reflects young peoples’ personal experiences and stories from two very different locations, St Catherine in Sinai, Egypt, and Colchester, Essex.
Within this space, YAK and Motanafas explore visual storytelling and nature journaling, offering glimpses into personal reflections, cross-cultural experiences, histories, and stories. This cross-cultural exhibition prompts us to ask questions about preserving traditional land knowledge.
The exhibition is co-curated by Lora Aziz, Motanafas Collective, Rehab Eldalil, YAK, Firstsite’s Young Art Kommunity, and programme team staff members.
This exhibition is part of our ongoing work to challenge the traditional roles in the art sector.
Find out more here: https://firstsite.uk/event/wyrd-flora-yak-members-and-motanafas-collective-power-of-place-earth-gather-form/
How to get there
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH
Open Tuesdays - Sundays throughout the year
Exclusions and safety measures
Our galleries, café, and shop will be open everyday 10am – 5pm, with cinema screenings into the evening.
There’s no need to book to visit, just turn up!
How to get there
What else is on at Firstsite
Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions
Hic Sumus and Friends Festive...
Everyone Can Draw Festive Lunc...
Yuletide Wreath Making Worksho...
Claire Cansick: You and I Are...
Drag Life Drawing with Sirena...
Knitting for Newbies with Clar...
Sketch, Etch and Scones with K...
Nature drawing workshop with L...
Knitting for Improvers
The more you see, the more we do.
The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.