A Particularly Pernicious Weed

Flat Time House Garden Research and Development Project with Alice Hattrick

Flat Time House

Research Residency 2020-2021

William Evans and Julia Crabtree in collaboration with Alice Hattrick are developing a major new project for Flat Time House’s garden. Over the next 6 months the group will ‘excavate’ the John Latham archive, as well as the garden itself, to consider the conceptual and material aspects of the site. In his younger days Latham was a market gardener and his lifelong passion for gardening is demonstrated at Flat Time House by the integration of a conservatory for planting into the studio he built for himself in 1985. Alongside research into Latham and the site, their research will consider permaculture, care, community, collective action, deep time, and issues of classification. They will use Latham’s thinking on making and living, and his inquiry into time and ecology, to investigate the relationship of the garden and botany to authority and power. A public event in October 2021 will share their research. A particularly pernicious weed’, was borrowed from a text written by Richard Hamilton on John Latham.

Mine Searching Yours, Publication by Forma, 2020
Mine Searching Yours, Publication by Forma, 2020
Mine Searching Yours, Publication by Forma, 2020

Flat Time House Open Weekend

October 2021

Flat Time House, garden and outbuildings will be open from 12 to 6pm on Saturday & Sunday 2-3 October 2021

Throughout the house will also be a rare opportunity to view never before exhibited materials from the newly catalogued John Latham collection of artworks, and browse newly rehoused photographs from the John Latham Archive.

Visitors will also be able to explore the new research and studio spaces and spend time in the Flat Time House garden including a display of materials from research by artists William Evans and Julia Crabtree with writer Alice Hattrick

Presentations: Saturday 2nd October

3-4pm – Talk by Sean Ketteringham presenting new research into the collection of artwork. Followed by Q & A

4-5pm – Opportunity to view the collections, research spaces, gardens and exhibited materials with refreshments in the Flat Time House garden

5-6pm – Reading of new writing by Alice Hattrick, followed by in-conversation with Hattrick with artists William Evans and Julia Crabtree, discussing their research and plans for a new garden at Flat Time House.

Sunday 3rd October: Natural Dye Workshop with Rachel Jones

Garden design and planting list

Natural Dye Workshop by Rachel Jones using Borage collected from the Flat Time House Garden