The Pomology Project (online exhibition)

Overview

The Pomology Project was a contemporary art project that explored ideas of diversity through reimagining British orchard traditions and customs in an urban context. (Pomology … read more

The Pomology Project was a contemporary art project that explored ideas of diversity through reimagining British orchard traditions and customs in an urban context. (Pomology is a branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruit). What might be termed ‘traditional’ English fruits are actually descended from central Asian ancestors and the project uses this botanical history to explore narratives relating to diversity/difference. These include thinking about racial heritage and the repercussions on citizenship, protecting territories and crops, celebrating difference in relation to mental health, biodiversity in the natural world and broadening the range of foods we eat (including our expectations about what apples should look and taste like).

With Covid-19 restrictions, the project exhibitions at University of Birmingham & Library of Birmingham were suspended.  So please enjoy our digital exhibition of the project content on the website, including archive material from the collection of Winterbourne HouseCommonground.

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