© 2017 Mike Colechin

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An exploration of the landscape in and around a series of gravel pits at Attenborough to the West of Nottingham; an on-going work of photographic research in a liminal location, where urban sprawl is curtailed by the need to give a river room to breath.  It is a space exploited by industry – first through extraction of aggregates and now by the business of managing nature for the benefit of wildlife but also for the benefit of the local human population.

 

‘Controlled rewilding’ and ‘controlled flooding’ lead to many contradictions and compromises in this very popular location.  It is a place that raises many questions and provides no easy answers, a good starting point for an artistic journey…