Breach: the Art of Commons
By Catherine Simmonds, Rachel Sargent, Justin Orwin and Keith Walton
Art of Commons is the response of four artists - a poet,
a painter, a photographer and a prose writer - to a Dorset
Common (Breach Common, Shaftesbury) over a six month period
from the shortest day of the year to the longest.
The aim of the artists was both to express their individual
visions, and to use their different art forms to complement
and to challenge each other’s visions.
The result is a book that both evokes a special place,
and presents poems, photographs and paintings of the highest
quality. The accompanying booklet contains valuable insights
into commons in general, and the cultural and historical
background to Breach Common.
32 pages + 8 page booklet.
7 poems; 7 paintings in full
colour; 22 photographs, 16 in full colour.
Price £6.99 + £1.00 p&p
Simmonds et al biography