Here’s to Thee

A joint commission led by internationally renowned artist Simon Pope to explore the more-than-human ecology and cultures around cider-making....

Cider-farms are rich and complex ecologies, where people, other species, and abiotic natural and synthetic things come into contact with each other; plastic vats, oak barrels, submersible pumps, a range of apple tree species, lichens, farm animals, soil, agricultural policy, food health and safety regulations, all produce what we know as ‘farmhouse cider’. Here’s to Thee is a programme of public events and displays that will allow audiences to discover more about the rich and fascinating world of microbiomes and to better understand how we are all connected with our environment.

Image credit: Robert Darch


Simon Pope


Arts and Culture (University of Exeter), Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM)