Henna Asikainen: NEST

Henna Asikainen: NEST


Lancaster Arts and We Live Here invite you to NEST 

The bird a nest, the spider a web, (hu)man friendship”   
William Blake  

Join artist Henna Asikainen to explore feelings of belonging and home by working together to build a human sized nest on the beach near The Battery in Morecambe.

Gather driftwood and foliage or bring along your own natural materials or spare fabrics to help construct a huge nest, connecting us with the natural world.  

Communities recently came together to build one such nest in Heysham on Saturday 1 June.  At the Landing site, watch two films of the creation of the nest and the responses of some of us who created it. You can watch the timelapse video of the build below. It was such a lovely day that we want to do it all again!

Henna is a Finnish artist based in the UK. Her artwork is concerned with humans’ complex relationship with nature and its intersections with social justice, climate justice, migration and notions of belonging. 

NEST is part of LANDING, a co-commission by Lancaster Arts and We Live Here, which focuses on art, ecology and community, seeking to build deeper connections between people and the natural environments around us. LANDING will take place from 28-30 June at The Battery, Morecambe. Find out more here.

Saturday 29 June, 10am-1pm and 2pm-3.15pm
The Battery, Morecambe
Please drop by and stay as long as you like 
All welcome! (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)