Trees in common

Southampton Common, a 350-acre green space and Site of Special Interest within the city, has been, for the past 25 years, a constant source of inspiration and wonder for Jo, who walks, cycles or runs through it most days.

For an exhibition entitled,` Making Your Mark- Southampton Stories’, at Solent Showcase Gallery in 2019, Jo created a tactile map of the Historic Cemetery which is part of the Common.

The textile hanging was designed to enable visually impaired people to experience her love of the cemetery.

In addition to the layout of the paths and chapel buildings, the tactile map comprises a sensory trail highlighting some of the common and not so common trees and headstones which feature in this wonderful arboretum, contained within Southampton’s Old Cemetery walls.