IgersCoventry were asked to organise this instameet by the Herbert Art Gallery for their Journeys with “The Waste Land” exhibition, which explores the significance of T.S. Eliot’s famous poem “The Waste Land” through visual arts.
An instameet is an event where instagramers (igers) meet up to take photos and then share them on instagram. Instameets are open to all, but people need some sort of camera to capture their photos, and an instagram account to share them online.
The Waste Land instameet was a photography walk around the outskirts of the city centre, to seek out striking wastelands, and beautiful weeds in abandoned areas, or other bold imagery mentioned in the T.S. Eliot’s poem. Attendees were given a suggested route to follow by IgersCoventry admin (www.plotaroute.com/route/677056), and then they were encouraged to explore together in smaller groups to find a mixture of things to photograph using inspiration from the poem and their urban environment.
After the instameet, attendees met up to discuss and review images that they had captured and share ideas before posting on the same hashtag (#igcov_wasteland). Using the same hashtag enables everyone to see all of the images from the instameet, as well as like and/or comment on other Igers photos.
You can view the images from the IgersCoventry instameet here – www.instagram.com/explore/tags/igcov_wasteland
Selected images from IgersCoventry’s instameet, will also be on digital display as part of the Journeys with “The Waste Land” exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.
Please make sure you seek them out when visiting the exhibition in the Herbert, and remember the exhibition continues in the cathedral in the Chapel of Christ the Servant where John Newling is showing. There is also the display describing the Journey of the Font under the Baptistery window.
These instameet images are truly inspiring and so amazing, they capture elements of the poem perfectly. Thank you so much IgersCoventry for your contribution to the exhibition Journeys with “The Waste Land”. If anyone would like to add to the collection please use the hashtag #icanconnect or the links used by IgersCoventry, or send them here to the blog.
More events inspired by the exhibition can be found on the Events page