One of the micro-commission artists, who will be working to regenerate the Chapel Ash underpass alongside the residency artists in our ROUNDABOUT project, is Billy Haynes. Find out more about the artist and their proposal below.
December 2023 - May 2024| Phased stages and unveiling at each event ending in May 2024
[ ABOUT THE ARTIST ]
Billy Haynes is a musician and writer from Wolverhampton. He is the main songwriter for the band, The Calamity, and has composed such songs as national radio hit 'Pagans' and 'Prophecy 1' which was commissioned for 2022's Offsite 9 Project.
Also the author of recently released novel, 'The Book of the Witch Doctor', Haynes describes his artistic style as 'post-industrial folktale'.
[ ROUNDABOUT ]
For our ROUNDABOUT project, Haynes proposes to create Common Land, a communal garden within the Chapel Ash underpass with an accompanying soundscape.
Planted with edible fruits and plants, his proposal will transform part of the many green spaces within the Chapel Ash underpass. The work is also participatory as community members can contribute to and use the garden.
Common Land will be accompanied by a geotagged soundscape that will evolve and change with the nature in the garden aided by the input of different communities.
At the end of May 2024, we are partnering with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Haynes' work will be part of their LATES evening event. Sign up to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with information on events.