a place of their own

an older woman chats and smiles to another woman with long grey hair as they walk through a wetland area with bare trees on a grey winter day
Wet / Land / Dwellers - Tales from the Wetlands Workshop, Feb 2022. A Place of Their Own. Credit - James Clarkson
Image courtesy a place of their own.
A Place of Their Own performing in Walthamstow as part of a residency with Arts Catalyst, November 2019; Photo by Samuel Capps
a group of people stand at the edge of green field with shrubs in the background. The people are standing spaced apart under a huge electricity pylon in outdoor clothing. Each of them holds a red string connected to another person in criss cross lines
A Place of Their Own, performance in Walthamstow as part of a residency with Arts Catalyst, November 2019; Photo by Samuel Capps
a group of people stand on a jetty beside a lake on a grey day, with green shrubs and leaves surrounding the lake.
a place of their own. performance in Walthamstow as part of a residency with Arts Catalyst, November 2019; Photo by Samuel Capps
a negative print in lilac, purple, turquoise and pale pink tones shows leaves and plant parts very close up
A Place of Their Own, Myths for an Imaginary Wetland, 2019; courtesy the artist.
a monotone image shows a group of wooly cows standing in and at the edge of a river in a wetland area in the British Isles. In the bottom right hand corner an illustration of a red and orange newt, native to wetlands,  is placed.
Tales from the Wetlands; a place of their own. Copyright Peter Wolstenholme
artist Gary Stewart, a Black man with short beard stands in front of a group of people showing them how to work a Zoom recorder. It is a cold winter day and everyone is wearing warm coats and wooly hats.
Wet / Land / Dwellers - workshop with A Place of Their Own and Gary Stewart. Credit - James Clarkson
a group of people talk to one another as they walk through a winter landscape with bare shrubs and trees. Artist Sam Vardy of A Place of Their Own leads the way and like the others, wears a beanie hat and waterproof jacket.
Wet / Land / Dwellers - Tales from the Wetlands. Feb 2022. A Place of Their Own. Credit - James Clarkson
a close up of a pair of hands belonging to a white person hold a small bundle of pale yellow cards, with writing on. The text of the first card says 'Share why you connect to this place'.
Wet / Land / Dwellers - Tales from the Wetlands Workshop with Stacey Sampson. Feb 2022. A Place of Their Own. Credit - James Clarkson

a place of their own is an experimental contemporary art and spatial practice, conceived by artist duo Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy, that investigates contemporary conditions and create new spaces, imaginaries and subjectivities. Based in Sheffield, UK and Ballyshannon, Ireland, together they make performances, spatial interventions and audio-visual art and research. Their projects explore the transformative potential of art and spatial practice to suggest other worlds yet to become.