Grass greener with Bristol green bridge
Artist Beth Môrafon hosts exhibition proposing new pedestrian crossing for M32 motorway.
The Propagate Way Green Bridge show of art and installation is curated to campaign for improved crossing routes over the brutalist six lane gateway to the city. The exhibition at The Island Bristol is a free event running from 20th-28th June 2015 (open daily 10am-4pm) for Big Green Week.
Môrafon says 'to celebrate Bristol as European Green Capital this year, I am promoting the concept of a new crossing, similar to the park-scape link in Mile End, London. Since the turn of the Millennium a green route has been promoted by many, but in recent years the campaign has lost momentum. My work revives this ambition. A green bridge would combat unsafe crossing points and bring huge benefit to the wellbeing of the local community, economy and wildlife.'
Gallery visitors can see Môrafon’s cinematic painted motorway canvases which recall a sense of mortality felt in day-to-day road crossings. New and archive works from Gina Briganti, Ted Clarke, Hannah Cox, Yun Hider, Annie Lovejoy and Eleanor Shipman tell stories of the road through encapsulated wild landscapes, rivers of poem and word, kaleidoscopic street soundscapes, painting, installation, dialogue and film.
The artists seek to capture the imaginations of local communities, as well as establish an ongoing campaign, to realise the bridge as a viable and essential ambition for the future.
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The show is sponsored by Môrafon Studios and supported in kind by The Island, Bristol and N3 Display Graphics. It is promoted as a Big Green Week fringe event.