Husk (huske): collective noun for a group of hares
The hare is an iconic creature in East Anglia. Wild, yet familiar, it has inspired the imaginations of Fenland people for millennia and provokes an atavistic longing for our lost connection to the natural world.
The subject matter has been chosen for its accessibility, regional identification, and broad inclusivity. It embraces not only visual and performative art, but is also intimately connected with environmental concerns and sustainability, which are key issues for the Fens. Particularly at the present time, when competing needs for housing and sustainable growth must be balanced sensitively against the need for preservation of a unique landscape and way of life.
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