Book Launch: Skudde by Kat Wood

Village is proud to host the launch of Ceremony Press' latest title Skudde by Kat Wood.

Skudde, a breed of sheep native to Lithuania and also the title of Kat Wood's new project is an unfiltered and personal account of shepherding a flock of sheep in Nida, Lithuania. A documentation of alternative agricultural grazing methods, the oldest and most natural way to preserve meadows and woodlands.

Working under the project title ‘The Shepherd’s Residency’ artist Kat Wood took on the role of the Shepherd during the summer of 2021, walking with a flock of sheep through Grobštas forest for several hours each day.

Skudde is split into three different publications; the first one features a mix of portraits and landscapes, highlighting scientific research by Curonian Spit National Park, alongside raw photographs of lambing, dog attacks and friendships. The second draws parallels between the experience of Shepherding in Lithuania to Wood’s experience of hill-farming in the North of England. The last publication is a documentation of textiles and wooden frames Wood has produced using by-products from the project. All three publications are bound using hand spun sheeps wool from the flock of sheep and are bound into one hard-back case.

Join us in Manchester from 6pm on Thursday 14th April for the launch. Kat will be on hand to sign copies and talk about her work.

Village, 131 Oldham Street, M4 1LN.