This film reveals how artist Faye Claridge worked with experts in traditional crafts, music composers and choreographers to awaken memories and to create new interest in an almost-forgotten ritual powerful enough to bring a whole community together.


Follow the journey of a giant corn dolly, brought to life from an old photograph, travelling more than 200 miles to find its home.

From shrouded archives, along stretching motorways, to the wilds of Northumberland, the Kern Baby’s journey invites us to reflect on how we represent our sense of self, geography, society and time.

View Kern Baby Homecoming, a new film from Warwickshire-based artist Faye Claridge on her Kern Baby project which toured between Compton Verney, Library of Birmingham and Northumberland.