The Hop Project explores the historical migratory movements of hop-pickers and the social and political implications of hop production in the West Midlands.
The exhibition doesn’t seek to present a factual, social history of hops; rather it offers an interpretation from a number of different perspectives. It expands on the verb ‘hopping’ to explore work related migration, the politics of geographical boundaries, representations/myths of the countryside, employment rights, the effects of mechanisation within agriculture and the relationship between the city and the countryside.
The Hop Project is conceived and produced by General Public (artists Elizabeth Rowe and Chris Poolman). Find out more here.
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Funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Programme.
Image: Hereford Museum and Gallery, Herefordshire Museum Service.