Ritual is an exhibition of words and photographs from the Hidden Spire Collective project, Ritual.
“Ritual was inspired by the need to celebrate transitions in life, particularly after Covid lockdowns, when so many people missed out on sharing experiences of celebrations and memorials which we previously took for granted.
Ritual was also a chance for our artists to explore moments in life that are not traditionally celebrated, but which we felt needed a moment to mark them, sometimes in the presence of others.
17 members of the collective took part. Most attended workshops at the Old Fire Station from April – June 23 facilitated by Rowan Padmore (writing), Donna Han (making) and Philippa James (photography). Some took part by writing in response to prompts that were sent to them at home.” – Lizzy McBain, Hidden Spire Collective Creative Lead