Before this season, Cape Farewell’s Rural Artist in Residence, Political Ecologist and Artist Nessie Reid, dwelt with 2 Guernsey cows at the centre of Bristol’s Anchor Square for four nights and five times. This was a part of an exhibition named The Milking Parlour, that was a culmination of her intensive study institute researching the UK dairy market.
After the exhibition, movie screenings and panel discussions about dairy farming happened during Bristol’s Big Green Week, bringing together specialists from several fields and participating the Bristol public. Nessie held a day talk open to the general public, including presentations to address a few. The episode also featured a screening of a specially commissioned brief movie documenting the job as well as the conversations that it catalysed.