Clare Thornton

Urban Retreat

Survival Jacket & Survival Kit Bag Workshop
Art Gene, Barrow

September – October 2010

A series of artist commissions, participatory activities and events exploring the edges of urbanism.

“Artist Sophie Mellor spent two weeks as an urban wanderer relying on the kindness of strangers and the bounty of the land to house and feed her. Clothed in an especially designed survival jacket by Clare Thornton, she placed herself directly in Barrow’s marginalised landscapes, investing in its use and beauty through her interactions with people and place.”