Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 17 July 2022

The Unwinding Stream

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Watch award-winning artist Jackie Morris create a beautiful painting in real time; a unique opportunity to see a visionary artist carefully breathe life into one of her more ambitious large-scale works of art.

We are overjoyed to have been joined by the 2019 Kate Greenaway medal-winning artist Jackie Morris (co-author of The Lost Words with Robert Macfarlane). Jackie conjured a peaceful painting of calm, hope and meditation inspired by her breath-taking new book The Unwinding, in real time, creating a unique 'chill-out' area for our online festival! Watch the painting gradually unfold, and relax amid an oak woodland soundscape created by sound artist Chris Watson. The Unwinding Stream is a place which slowly and gently inspires dreams, somewhere to dip in and out of as needed, to bring some day-time dream-time into your life!


Thank you to everyone who donated!
Jackie very generously gifted this artwork to 'Family Nest' Fest, and everyone who donated to the Nest Fest Fund was entered into a draw to win this unique and exceptional painting.

The lucky winner has been contacted and is now the owner of something very special to treasure forever! 

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The Unwinding by Jackie Morris

The Unwinding, Jackie's astonishing new book, is available from the following indie bookshops who are well worth supporting:  

Kenilworth Books

Solva Woollen Mill

Number Seven Dulverton

The Bookshop Band have written a song called The Binding inspired by The Unwinding, which they will play in their Nest Fest set. It is a book of healing and calm, described by the band as "Less a prescription, more a potion of colour."