MP Commissioned Texts

Written responses to Meeting Point from Chris Sharratt, Ingrid Swenson and George Vasey, commissioned by A&H.

Ingrid Swenson is a freelance curator and visited The Ure Museum, Furzey Gardens, and Didcot Railway Centre.

George Vasey is a freelance curator & writer based in Saltburn-by-the-Sea; he visited The Brickworks Museum and God’s House Tower, and interviewed artist Jordan Baseman.

You can download the Meeting Point texts here:

Hesychia, Chisato Minamimura at The Ure Museum, by Ingrid Swenson: PDF / Word Doc.

Gardez L’Eau, Enam Gbewonyo at God’s House Tower, by George Vasey: PDF / Word Doc.

Coralent, Emma Smith at The Brickworks Museum, by George Vasey: PDF / Word Doc.

Not Just A Garden, Anna Cady at Furzey Gardens, by Ingrid Swenson: PDFWord Doc.

The Train Effect, Savinder Bual at Didcot Railway Centre, by Ingrid Swenson: PDF / Word Doc.

Do Faster Win More, Jordan Baseman at The National Paralympic Heritage Centre, with George Vasey: PDF / Word Doc.


‘No city would have been built without the arms that dug the coal and the hands that worked the clay. These countless, and often nameless, bodies serviced the machines that made the bricks that built our homes. Coralent is a temporary statue to these makers and maintainers.’ – George Vasey, writing about Emma Smith’s Coralent

Chris Sharratt is a freelance writer and editor based in Glasgow. We invited him to visit Port Sunlight Village, Cromford Mills and the Grace Darling Museum to write texts on A&H Meeting Point projects.

You can download the texts here:

Grace, Sophie Dixon at the Grace Darling Museum: PDF / Word Doc.

Cotton Labour, Hetain Patel at Cromford Mills: PDF / Word Doc.

Box Room, Tod Hanson at Port Sunlight Village Trust: PDFWord Doc.

Cotton Labour acknowledges and challenges how the stories we do or don’t tell about the past have shaped, and continue to shape, the way we live. This temporary commemoration of forgotten lives, surrounded by the solidness of 18th century mill buildings and the histories these represent, wants us to think about who and where we are now.” – Chris Sharratt, writing about Cotton Labour by Hetain Patel