(30 January 2014)
This year's Haystacks started with a great talk by artist Grace Ndiritu, and five more Haystacks are in the making - with architect and researcher Kim Trogal at Open School East in London, one with Kate Corder at a hotel along orchards near Heathrow around apple blossom time, one in the 'The Future of Agriculture' Galleries at the Natural History Museum and a three day Community Haystack on the Lammas Meadow in the Lee Valley from 1-3 Aug 2014.

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Announced as the winner...
(30 April 2014)

... is Myvillages.

We've just won the Create Art Award 2014 for a new project in Dagenham, east London, called
Company. Movements, Deals and Drinks.

Dates for upcoming events are online at


International Village Show
(12 June 2014)
Höfen - Ballykinlar/Ballykinler - Brezoi - Coniston - Vlassenbroek - Deer Trail - Rûnom Ljouwert - Ekumfi-Ekrawfo - Grafschaft Bentheim - Hinojosa del Valle - Cuevas del Becerro - Zvizzchi - Tongliang Xià
On site and online: from 2014 to 2016 the former coach house in the garden of Leipzig’s Museum of Contemporary Art will become the one place from where to follow what’s going on in the villages.

International Village Show.


A Decade of Country Hits in Printroom, Rotterdam
(29 June 2014)
In 2012 Wapke worked on a rural-photo-exchange with Richard Saxton (M12 Collective). Now part of the fresh printed book: A Decade of Country Hits: art on the rural frontier, edited by Margo Handwerker and Richard Saxton and published by Jap Sam Books. Join us for the Rotterdam launch with artists Richard Saxton and Stuart Hyatt (M12 Collective).

Sunday 29 June, 3 - 5 pm at PrintRoom, Schietbaanstraat 17, Rotterdam, NL
Doors open at 3, presentation starts at 3.30 pm