Spoil Heap Harvest


Spoil Heap Harvest – Paul Conneally 2010

Spoil Heap Harvest is a series of 12 images made by Paul Conneally of a walk over the spoil heap from Snibston Colliery, Coalville, Leicestershire.

The spoil heap is now Snibston Country Park and is situated directly adjacent to Snibston Discovery Park.

The walk was led by social geographer and artist Maurice Maguire.

The walkers were artists Jo Dacombe, Geoff Broadway, Brendan Jackson and Paul Conneally.

Conneally is looking for ways other than photography to document walks and interventions. Here he picks berries, leaves, flowers and animal droppings along the way and smears them directly into his sketch book.

The images here are ‘in the raw’.

The work comes out of action reseach for TRANSFORM an exploration of Snibston Discovery Park and beyond for Leicestershire Museums Service.


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