If This Were to Be Lost

The Green Backyard, Peterborough

  If This Were to Be Lost  (2016), Installation (painted birch plywood on scaffold), 1.9 x 19 m. Situated at The Green Backyard, Peterborough.

If This Were to Be Lost (2016), Installation (painted birch plywood on scaffold), 1.9 x 19 m. Situated at The Green Backyard, Peterborough.

9 JULY 2016 - 1 JULY 2017

Jessie Brennan has created a new, site-specific artwork for The Green Backyard (GBY). If This Were to Be Lost (2016) takes the form of a temporary, large-scale, sculptural installation (painted birch plywood on scaffold) in the garden. The phrase is adapted from an oral recording by a contributor to Inside The Green Backyard (Opportunity Area) – an outcome of the artist’s residency. If This Were to Be Lost raises many questions about what this community (and many others engaged in voluntary-run, urban green spaces) stands to lose if the land were to be lost to a proposed redevelopment.

This artwork is concurrent with RESIDENT, a Metal curated exhibition by Marc Atkinson, Jessie Brennan and Matt Lewis at Peterborough City Gallery & Museum, running until 28 August 2016. 

Read about the project in the Guardian. Look out for the artwork from the East Coast mainline train (travelling from Edinburgh to London), and share using the hashtag: #IfThisWeretoBeLost

Re: development, a book authored by the artist about The Green Backyard, is published in 2016.