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'61 days' Emma Carter

'61 days' Emma Carter

English Eccentrics
Emma Carter
‘Food for Thought – 61 days’
‘Last year the skyrocketing cost of food was a wake-up call for the planet. Between 2005 and the summer of 2008, the price of wheat and corn tripled, and the price of rice climbed fivefold, spurring food riots in nearly two dozen countries and pushing 75 million more people into poverty. But unlike previous shocks driven by short-term food shortages, this price spike came in a year when the world's farmers reaped a record grain crop. This time, the high prices were a symptom of a larger problem tugging at the strands of our worldwide food web, one that's not going away anytime soon. Simply put: For most of the past decade, the world has been consuming more food than it has been producing. After years of drawing down stockpiles, in 2007 the world saw global carryover stocks fall to 61 days of global consumption, the second lowest on record’.
National Geographic June 2009. Food for thought....
This art installation here at Greenway a ‘61’ drawn in the lawn is designed to make people stop for a while and think about the above fact quoted by National Geographic magazine. It affects us all and art is a great vehicle to draw attention to any issue. The school children of Galmpton Primary helped to create this piece and will continue with their sustainability gardening programme here at Greenway.
Emma works as artist in residence at Greenway and has curated and directed the ‘Great Create Festival of Arts’ for the last three years. This year she has directed a programme of conceptual art and installations with southwest based artists. The show is entitled ‘English Eccentrics’ and will be held throughout July at Greenway.
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Tiffany Bradshaw, Hannah Hawkes-McNicholson, Megan Harrison, Ellie Kemble, Melody Burgess, Sophie Brown, Imogen Owers, Pippa Wetherall, Thomas Holland, Jack Parrott, Eddie Bate, Josh Henren, Ewan Good and Paul Tadman Tromp all helped to make this piece ’61 Days ‘.

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