fust find black mould growing on wall behind
bookcase you built for me father man’s man
to shelf my queer stories back then I was
sissy who couldn’t DIY but now
you’re dead I box hardbacks shoulder the weight
scrub scum repaint black pink man of the house
The fourth relic is by Caroline Wright and has been left in St Andrews Street South - even the most modern of environments have their flakes and layers of history.
Caroline Wright is an artist and researcher whose practice is site specific and realised in various media. She has made work for cities and rural locations, on beaches and in buildings of spiritual significance, for festivals and for galleries. Her current Doctoral research investigates if the practices of drawing, swimming and writing address the lived experiences of rapid coastal erosion and is based in her home county of Suffolk, England. Wright has exhibited nationally and internationally including commissions for Cambridge University, London 2012, PSi 19 San Francisco USA, Edinburgh Festival, the Law Council and international BAR Associations, Royal Ulster Academy, Southwark Park Gallery and Wysing Arts Centre. Wright is Programme Leader for Fine Art at the Open College of the Arts and a founder member of the Misreading Group. www.carolinewrightart.com Twitter: @carolinejwright Instagram: carolinejwright1
James McDermott's plays published by Samuel French include 'Rubber Ring' (Pleasance Islington/UK Tour) and 'Time & Tide' (Park Theatre/UK Tour). His poetry books include 'Manatomy' (Burning Eye Books; long-listed for Polari's First Book Prize 2021), 'Erased' (Polari Press) and 'Green Apple Red' (Broken Sleep Books). James is a lecturer in Scriptwriting at UEA. www.jamesmacdermottwriter.weebly.com Instagram @jamesmcdermott1993 Twitter @jamesliammcd
I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.