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Day of Action to Remember Nature

Islington Mill
Saturday, 4 November, 2017 - 12:00
Saturday, 4 November, 2017 - 16:30

Best known in Manchester for his ‘Flailing Trees’  – 20 upended willow saplings embedded in concrete – commissioned by MIF 2009 and located first in the St Peter’s Square Peace Garden, then outside The Whitworth until it’s ‘auto-destruction’ last spring, artist and activist Gustav Metzger saw the work as: “a stand against the brutality that humans display towards the natural world,” and called on humanity to, "Remember Nature."

To celebrate and remember Metzger's crucial call to action, Manchester artist Phil Barton has organised a day of action, a day to "Remember Nature," at Islington Mill on 4th November, from 12-noon until 16:30.

During the day, Phil Barton will make an auto-destructive work to remember nature: “Out of sight, Out of mind”. 

Alongside this participants will be encouraged themselves to take creative action to remember nature, culminating with a performance involving all participants.

Salford University and Manchester School of Art students are being approached to take part.

If you would like to express interest in taking part, please contact Phil on