Flowers from your garden in any container
Exhibition: 10 March – 2 April 2017
First set up in 1934, the Loth & Helmsdale Flower Show Society’s annual flower shows have since engaged communities in Helmsdale and the region through a passion for local cultivation and floral arts.
Taking its title from a competition category at the summer show, Flowers from your garden in any container attempts to distil the formal and social qualities of the Flower Show through photographic work by Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad who was hosted by the society in 2016.
The exhibition also includes the video piece Field Impression (2016) by Amy Dickson from the presentation of To flowers, a programme of video works inspired by natural forms curated by Jamie Jenkinson.
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad has been working in parallel to Revisiting Our Museum, an ongoing project that will see the renewal of Timespan’s Museum. This exhibition is one outcome of his residency at Timespan in 2016, with a publication to follow in Summer 2017.
Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad is a designer interested in developing new collaborative models and methodologies that actively engage publics within design processes. He has exhibited and conducted workshops extensively both in the UK and internationally, including with the Serpentine Galleries’ Edgware Road Project and the Showroom gallery. He is the recipient of a number of international design awards, research grants, and fellowships and is part of Theatrum Mundi/Global street, an international interdisciplinary research project from London School of Economics which brings architects, designers and artists together to re-imagine public space.