Never Set Eyes on the Land

  • Abby and Alice A&A
 A collaboration with Nutkhut 
June - September 2018
Greenwich and Docklands Festival / The Croydon, London & Luton Mela

An installation telling the story of the largest mass migration of people in the history of the world.
Never Set Eyes on the Land  took it's name from a line in W.H. Auden’s caustic poem, ‘Partition’, written 20 years after the boundary lines of the Sub-Continent were drawn up by a British civil servant, who had quite literally 'never set eyes on the land'.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Nutkhut and ourselves collaborated to work with Partition survivors, community groups, schools and heritage volunteers to create this installation that captures a part of this momentous event.