On January 1st 2018, Simon and Jasmine Dale's family home was destroyed by a fire. They are part of the Lammas Eco Village and the house was featured on Grand Designs and had taken them 4 years to build.
We want to help them rebuild their lives and we think you might too.
All profits from our print and postcard sales will go directly to the family to help them rebuild their lives in whatever way is right for them.
Friends Amanda Jackson and Heather Birnie are both photographers who have spent time photographing the Lammas Eco Village .
Amanda's series To Build A Home is based on Lammas Eco Village and the surrounding community. She has exhibited the series at Oriel Mwldan (2014), Aberystwyth Arts Centre (2015) and Colwyn Bay (2017). The National Library of Wales holds 10 photos from the series in their archives. She has recently had an article published in In Clover Magazine (Issue 4) about her experience of living next to the eco village.
Heather’s series Eutopia focuses on Simon and Jasmine’s smallholding and considers the role of utopia in metamodernism.
‘An increasingly widespread disenchantment with modern ways of living, coupled with a perceived distance between individuals and their core values, today’s cultural mode sees a collective desire for change. A resurgence in hope and romanticism turns my attention to a vision of an achievable alternative, using pragmatic idealism to create a good place, a home’.
Eutopia has been exhibited at Blackall Studios, London (2015) and was selected by Richard Billingham for the Graduate 2015 show at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
1. Jasmine and Bavert by Amanda Jackson
2. The Beekeepers by Amanda Jackson
3. Berllan Dawel by Amanda Jackson
4. Bryn by Amanda Jackson
5. Quiet sacred place of sweet things by Amanda Jackson
6. Berllan Dawel by Heather Birnie
7. Jasmine's Wild Edibles by Heather Birnie
8. Potted Seedlings by Heather Birnie
9. Green House by Heather Birnie
10. The Pines by Heather Birnie