Moon Landscape Swakopmund Namibia 2019 Libita Sibungu

Yellowfields: Overburden

Eleanor Duf­fin, Olivia Jones, Abi­gail Reynolds, Libi­ta Sibun­gu, with Suzanne Lacy and Sharon Allen

04/11/20 – 08/11/20
Obsidian Coast is delighted to host Overburden, an online presentation of work by South West artists.

Overburden celebrates the launch of the eponymous publication produced as part of yellowfields, an independent project curated by Georgia Hall. The publication is one volume in a series of three, featuring artist texts by Eleanor Duffin, Olivia Jones, Abigail Reynolds and Libita Sibungu, and an essay by Elisa Kay.

Overburden centres on the materiality of the earth and contemporary art practices that examine our connection to and (over)consumption of the landscapes within which we live. Considering the material archives embedded to our natural environments, these artists enquire into geography, migration, geology, extractivism and visual perceptions of the earth.

This online presentation hosted by Obsidian Coast features sound and moving image work linked to the publication. Olivia Jones, Elisa Kay, Abigail Reynolds and Libita Sibungu will gather with the yellowfields project curator Georgia Hall for an online discussion on Saturday 7 November, 4-5pm.

If you would like to join the discussion, please RSVP by email to hello.yellowfields[a] to receive the event link on the day.


yellowfields is an independent project investigating critical ideas through the writing of emerging women artists. Across three thematic publications, featured artist texts sit alongside a curatorial or art historical essay which highlights overarching ideas. The project aims to generate critical impact through challenging environmental and socio-political issues. The project is curated by Georgia Hall and was kindly supported by Ganes Trust, Arts Council England and Fenner Paper.

Limited handmade prints of the three yellowfields publications are available online for £10 per print. Publications have been designed and produced by Conway and Young.