Rewilding the Structural, Reweaving the Sculptural

With 2012 the tenth anniversary of the two Sussex timber gridshells opening, this Unstructured Extra feature weaves together the connections threading through gridshells into land art related sculptural structures and the woven forms created by contemporary basket-makers and basketry artists.
Rewilding the Structural, Reweaving the Sculptural accompanies the summer Cluster exhibition at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

Rewilding the Structural, Reweaving the Sculptural accompanies the summer Cluster (link to exhibition at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton (link to
Read the Lighting out Cluster’s backdrop ( )highlighting the connections
Primary themes
Ten Years On: the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum and Flimwell Woodland Centre Gridshells and other related architecture and building culture (link to architecture section)
Performing the Downland - the natural structures of Red Earth, Walter Bailey and Chris Drury – and related features (link to art section)
In the realm of the woven sculpture - Annemarie O'Sullivan and the craft dimension of Fabrica's Cluster exhibition (link to Anne Marie O’ article )
Contributors (link to bottom of the page)
Plus – In-Depth research and archive resource (link to this section –SEE BELOW)

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Sitelines - Gridshelter Stories 01

Steve Johnson
– Another Story The Downland gridshell -Ten Years On
After Weald & Downland: Cullinan’s timber path
Ten Years On in Photos – Weald &Downland gridshell – Photo-Essay by Katherine Rose
The sweetest timber: David Saunders on how Cluster's timber materials originated
Weaving the land: Red Earth's woven structures - Simon Pascoe& Caitlin Easterby
Further - Gridshell and related architecture links
Further: Research and resource
Further – A Research & Archive Resource With archive pieces, links and resources on related timber architecture, land art, and basket-making crafts
Gridshell pieces from Fourth Doors Annular and Unstructured web-mag Archiives
Performing the land:  Walter Bailey’s Absolute Zero and Red Earth’s Alum Halius – Archive
Cooltide for Empty Vessels -Chris Drury interview from FDR2/3 download pdf here
Further - Land Art and Fourth Door Review (link to Art section of the archive)
Unstructured - Unframed
Weaving and carving -Walter Bailey's sculptures. by Kay Syrad New beginnings: Cluster's Anne Marie O Sullivan on making art out of basketry Performing the Downs Red Earth's CHALK by Rand Harmon Lighting out Cluster's backdrop Making the connections

Simon Pascoe and Caitlin Easterby ( are directors of Red Earth, the land performance artists group
Steve Johnson ( runs The Architectural Ensemble ( practice and is a timber architecture specialist
Tamara Mazurenko, who designed this Unstructured edition, is a web-designer and artist. The web-design took place in Mousehole, Cornwall (COULD YOU PUT IN WHAT INFO YOU WANT IN HERE!)
Katherine Rose ( is a photographer (, currently working at The Observer
David Saunders (  is the guiding spirit and was until recently director of the Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre. He is currently teaching at Plumpton college
Kay Syrad is a novelist, essayist and poet

Rand Harmon, (email (over name) M.F.A.  Instructor and doctoral student in theatre studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Founder and Artistic Director of Specific Gravity Ensemble a site-based theatre company based in Boulder, CO and Louisville, KY, USA.
Other articles are by Oliver Lowenstein (