The Calling Sheds is an investigation by artist Patricia MacKinnon-Day into the language and working processes of four women shepherds in four locations.
Mackinnon-Day has installed a shed at each of the four locations. In Tate Exchange visitors will encounter a replica of the sheds installed on the participating farms in England, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Speak to Lisa at Long Garth Farm in Cumbria, Teleri at Llyndy Isaf Farm in Snowdonia, Catherine at Glen Keen Farm in County Mayo and Lisa at Scalpsie Farm in Isle of Bute through live link at 13.00-14.00 daily. This is your chance to find out more about the rural life and work of a sheep farmer. Listen to a sound piece and see a selection of objects from each of the farms.
More about this project:
The Calling Sheds is a collaboration between artist Patricia Mackinnon-Day, Sarah Collicott of Artscape Management and independent curator, Charu Vallabhbhai. This project seeks to creatively engage the shepherds while also connecting female farm workers in rural locations across the British Isles. The sheds on their farms become their own year-long private residency space, allowing them to step into another sphere where they live and work.
The Calling Sheds is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.