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Wild Service marked the end of a two month collaborative takeover of Kingsgate Project Space during which the artists used the space as a shared studio for research and to produce new work.

Working with themes of the relationship between industry and nature, survivalism, food, foraging, forestry, ritual and domestic magic; the show featured natural dyes, votive offerings, sticks and shelters, dissembled collage, eggs, giant bananas, draped prints and plaster plate fungi.

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Day Beyond Day (1066, 2061) — Lemon juice, egg white, water and bicarbonate of soda on cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, 2019.Day Beyond Day (1066, 2061) — Lemon juice, egg white, water and bicarbonate of soda on cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, 2019.
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Cernunnos — Estovers, rope, copper nails, mussel shell, 2019.Cernunnos — Estovers, rope, copper nails, mussel shell, 2019.
Treow — Estovers, wood shavings, copper nail, 2019.Treow — Estovers, wood shavings, copper nail, 2019.
Yolk — Coppiced willow poles, rope, branch, egg, 2019.Yolk — Coppiced willow poles, rope, branch, egg, 2019.
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Is the fungus damp in the cellar? — Estovers, lemons, rope, custard apple, 2019.Is the fungus damp in the cellar? — Estovers, lemons, rope, custard apple, 2019.
Lime Dome — Whittled willow poles, limes, 2019.Lime Dome — Whittled willow poles, limes, 2019.
Prometheus V Erce — Coppiced willow poles, rope, ceramic, egg, fennel, soil, beans, nuts, 2019.Prometheus V Erce — Coppiced willow poles, rope, ceramic, egg, fennel, soil, beans, nuts, 2019.
Prometheus V Erce (detail) — Coppiced willow poles, rope, ceramic, egg, fennel, soil, beans, nuts, 2019.Prometheus V Erce (detail) — Coppiced willow poles, rope, ceramic, egg, fennel, soil, beans, nuts, 2019.
Prometheus V Erce (detail) — Coppiced willow poles, rope, ceramic, egg, fennel, soil, beans, nuts, 2019.Prometheus V Erce (detail) — Coppiced willow poles, rope, ceramic, egg, fennel, soil, beans, nuts, 2019.
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Spirit of Eden— Estovers, rope, ceramic, cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, lemon juice, bicarb solution, granite blocks, 2019.Spirit of Eden— Estovers, rope, ceramic, cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, lemon juice, bicarb solution, granite blocks, 2019.
Spirit of Eden— Estovers, rope, ceramic, cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, lemon juice, bicarb solution, granite blocks, 2019.Spirit of Eden— Estovers, rope, ceramic, cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, lemon juice, bicarb solution, granite blocks, 2019.
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Smiles! Wants Anarchy — Estovers, rope, stone, lime, cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, bicarb & lemon juice, 2019.Smiles! Wants Anarchy — Estovers, rope, stone, lime, cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, bicarb & lemon juice, 2019.
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Witness the last of the God-Men — Pencil on paper, 2018.Witness the last of the God-Men — Pencil on paper, 2018.
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Estovers

Deriving from a French word meaning necessary, a right of estover conferred the ability to take limbs of timber for minor works to buildings, for making farm implements and hurdles, and as deadwood for fuel, or to take bracken and heather for bedding. At one time the right of estovers would have been a mainstay of rural communities, but its importance has declined through recent centuries.  Nearly 22% of Welsh commons and 10% of English Commons have the right recorded, although its practice is probably now localised.

Source: The Foundation for Common Land

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Terroir (Too tired to smell) — Himalayan sea salt, peppercorns, turmeric, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chalk, grass, flower buds and resin, 2018.Terroir (Too tired to smell) — Himalayan sea salt, peppercorns, turmeric, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chalk, grass, flower buds and resin, 2018.
King Harold Kurios Oranj — Granite block, Whittled willow pole, blood orange, 2019.King Harold Kurios Oranj — Granite block, Whittled willow pole, blood orange, 2019.
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Smiles! Wants Anarchy (detail) — Estovers, rope, stone, lime, cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, bicarb & lemon juice, 2019.Smiles! Wants Anarchy (detail) — Estovers, rope, stone, lime, cotton dyed with fermented red cabbage, bicarb & lemon juice, 2019.
Please come (detail) — Collaboration with Leah Stewart: Hand-dyed silk: Oak, Black Bean, Onion, Coppiced Willow poles, rope, stone, 2019.Please come (detail) — Collaboration with Leah Stewart: Hand-dyed silk: Oak, Black Bean, Onion, Coppiced Willow poles, rope, stone, 2019.
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