RESTORATION interpreting place
In contribution to the RE Drift online exhibition, a series of temporary site-specific artworks were created by Irene Rogan and photographed by Philip Green. The environmental works were all produced in response to the experience of place; specifically the intellectual and emotional engagement with Hodbarrow a site formerly dominated by industrial iron ore extraction and situated near the town of Millom in South West Cumbria. The ironworks closed in 1968 and after the removal of all the buildings and machinery, the site was largely reclaimed by nature. It is now the location of an RSPB sanctuary and nature reserve. The work references the famous poet Norman Nicholson, Microbiology, and agriculture.