Turned Red Earth: 127% funded

 

Funded £6,350

A combination of found poetry from the letters and diaries of WW1 soldiers with luminous contemporary photography of weeds and wildflowers: writer and creator Lucy Greeves brought Turned Red Earth to life as a series of billboards with generous support from SPILL festival, but also wanted to create a more permanent piece.

I worked with her to create and launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of a limited-edition artist’s book, in the run up to the 2018 centenary commemoration of Armistice Day; part of the campaign included developing a social media presence from scratch.

Since funding:

With a launch event held at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, and coverage on local and national networks, the project has been enormously well received; the creators are arranging stockists for the book to meet future demand.

 

Photos © Eleanor Skan