Eile Project

︎ The Territories of Eile
︎ Eile / Lobster
︎ Eile and the Bog
︎  Publications / Events

Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary
︎ Walthamstow Wetlands
︎ Shire Brook Valley / Woodhouse

Atmospheric States
︎ Aer Anála (Architecture at the Edge)
︎ Samhail Collective


︎ Self-Organisation Against Injustice
︎ Eile Project

a place of their own is the art + spatial research practice of Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy. Through art and spatial practice, we interrogate and propose within entanglements of climate, capital, technology and politics. We operate as a collective, a couple, with our children, and through collaborations with others.

Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary

Shire Brook Valley / Woodhouse Washlands

At the border of Sheffield and Rotherham, directly east of Sheffield, lies an expansive, unpredictable and complex landscape; of the River Rother, Woodhouse Washlands, Beighton Marsh and the Shire Brook Valley. To the east the former agricultural lands still host farmland that creep towrds residential areas, and to the north, the site of the former Oregave Colliery / Cloking Plant harbours traumatic stories as the site of the so-called ‘Battle of Orgreave’ during the 1984 miners strike (see Self-Organisation Against Injustice). 

   We are beginning a new phase of Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary across this landscape, working with local communities including the Woodhouse Forum, Victoria Allotments, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, and council rangers.