In Praise of the Fallows: A Guided Tour with FRAUD

Sat 10 September 2022, 9:45am - 6:00pm


(Photo credit: Interior of Sibthorpe Dovecote, David Bell)

Artist duo FRAUD (Audrey Samson and Francisco Gallardo) and their collaborator, farmer Stuart Rose, held a coach tour and guided walk in rural Nottinghamshire, with visits to a series of historic dovecotes and the open-field farming system at Laxton on 10 September 2022.

As international food production chains fissure and soil quality diminishes, FRAUD seeked to question the inevitability of this predicament and explored ways of cultivating 'otherwise'. The artists explored a genealogy of fertilising practices and discussed ways in which we might 'stay with the fallows'. The day was rounded off with a drink and savoury snacks at The Dovecote Inn, Laxton.

A dovecote is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves. They can be freestanding or part of a barn or building.

Find out more about the history of dovecotes.

Find out more about Laxton's open-field farming system.



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