Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton, In Residence

Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton are interdisciplinary visual artists, facilitators, and community organisers. By combining the playfulness of childhood with the scrutiny of ethnographers, they create relational and participatory works that invite audiences to become active agents in the creation of community.

During the residency, they investigated the canal networks in Birmingham—particularly the canals that pass through Digbeth, the community that Grand Union is situated in. Investigations into these networks took place in three distinct ways: through historical research, engaging with different user groups (boaters, recreational users, and businesses), and through a process of walking, boating, finding, and collecting along the canals themselves.

We would like to thank Esmée Fairbairn for funding the Canal & River Trust ‘Community Roots Project’.

Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton are interdisciplinary visual artists, facilitators, and community organisers. By combining the playfulness of childhood with the scrutiny of ethnographers, they create relational and participatory works that invite audiences to become active agents in the creation of community.

During the residency, they investigated the canal networks in Birmingham—particularly the canals that pass through Digbeth, the community that Grand Union is situated in. Investigations into these networks took place in three distinct ways: through historical research, engaging with different user groups (boaters, recreational users, and businesses), and through a process of walking, boating, finding, and collecting along the canals themselves.

We would like to thank Esmée Fairbairn for funding the Canal & River Trust ‘Community Roots Project’.

Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton, In Residence
Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton, In Residence
Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton, In Residence
Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton, In Residence
Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton, In Residence