THE OLD BARN
In association with One Church we have taken on a 16th Century barn on the Wiston Estate near Steyning. This barn has most recently been used as a stables and was in disrepair, with a large hole in the roof at one end.
As we develop the barn we will create a space that can be used for a wide variety of traditional craft and making techniques. By taking our participants out to Buncton we are providing an opportunity to connect with the natural environment, work on large collaborative projects. We are also looking to engage local artists to work with our particpants and are eager to hear from anyone living and working in the area.
Fixing a Hole
The first major project at Buncton was to fix the roof. In doing this we are restoring a listed building as well as increasing the amount of usable space available.
The roof restoration has been lead by Jay who has been working with us over the past 6 months and undertaken using traditional woodwork techniques. It has provided a learning experience for participants and staff alike.
It's great to get out of the city. I don't think I had left Brighton once in the last year.'
MIO Participant, July 2020