Studio 6

Gathering Hope; Basket of Light installation

Studio 6, East Quay

28.02.2022 - 04.03.2022


This week watch artist and maker Simon Johnson weave a Basket of Light into being. It is being made to collect the hopes of a community, transforming them into illuminated messages.

‘If you could seed hope, what hope would you want to grow in our community?’

Once made you will be invited to come and speak into the basket.  It listens to those words and gathers them together, sifting through for shared dreams and the words that repeat and resonate, making them glow a little more brightly.

Come and see him at work and find out more about the ideas and technology behind Gathering Hope.

Gathering Hope will then be in residence at East Quay.  Come and speak your hope into the basket, ensuring it is collected and kept safe.  Our ambition is that it will then tour community organisations in Watchet. If you would like to host Gathering Hope please get in touch.

Gathering Hope is designed and made by Free Ice Cream, commissioned by Onion Collective and funded by the Watchet Coastal Community Team’s Place Based Social Action fund.

For more information please contact Georgie Grant