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To enable the Network to survive and grow it has been necessary to reintroduce a membership scheme but people attending the AGM and seminars Artists:Experts can get membership at a reduced rate so book now .......


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    Annual Membership fee to all subscribers: £25 per year (£15 students)
    reduced rate available to people attending the AGM event.

You can still keep in touch with the network by signing up to the email list but the above benefits will be for paid up Members only.

ARTICLE 24 is NOW available

A Tale to Tell
by Martin Spray

ARTICLE 23 is NOW available

Sarah Firmin


for all these reviews and many more


The social role of the artist.
A series of reviews 2001 to 2014

Terry A. Fairman


Andrew Brown, 2014, London: Thames & Hudson, 255 pages, 343 illustrations, board-covered paperback, £29.95,


Edited by Angus Carlyle & Cathy Lane, 2013, Uniform Books, Axminster, sewn softback, 198 pages, £12, ISBN 978-1-910010-01-3


Linda Weintraub, 2012,
University of California Press

A new project by member Rosie Leventon

now & then


the completed project

now & then was finished one year ago and all the trees planted.  It was mainly funded by the Arts Council

They will be sited at the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods at Normanton le Heath in Leicestershire. The brief was to respond to the local archaeology that has been discovered on site. Finds include a Bronze Age palstave or axe-head, and some Iron Age crop marks and burial mounds. Now & then differs from an amphitheatre because it has no parallel seats or stone. Instead it has steps that spiral downwards to connect us with the different archaeological layers as we progress down into the past, and up again into the light.

The ring of Pedunculate Oaks that will surround it in years to come are not only well loved by people, but are immensely important to wildlife for food and shelter.
Other earthworks will also be site referential and will contain rare plants as well as indigenous bushes and trees.

New Eco Art Text Book
Author: Linda Weintraub
or for PDF download including links to purchase CLICK HERE.

Yorkshire Soundscape Project

PhD by Music by Composition (2014-present)
Interdisciplinary scholarship awarded by the University of Hull.

Recent developments in the field of ecoacoustics have yielded different approaches to environmental monitoring through the use of sound recording, including the capturing and analysis of entire soundscapes (rather than individual species) Contemporary practice is concerned with the interdisciplinary effect that roles within art and science have on each other and how otherwise divided fields can actually come together; in this case, at the moment, sonic arts and ecology.

For more information Click Here 

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LAN Seminar 30th January 2016
at The Cass, Whitechapel,
London  1pm-6pm


Sessions at the AGM will cover:

1.The much-anticipated LAN symposium ‘Artists, Farmers and Philosophers’ at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle Co.Durham, 7th-9th September funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and the Landscape Research Group, advocating the necessity of alternative forms of expertise within landscape policy and governance in light of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s UK-wide Landscape Partnership programme.

2. A bid by LAN, in partnership with Newcastle University, to build a Research Network exploring the leadership role for artists in landscape thinking, research and governance. Four symposia will be delivered focussing on The Four Elements in four places: Hull, Utrecht, The South West and Edinburgh.

Arrive 12.45 at The Cass for 1pm start.


Artist as Strategist

Ewan Allinson(Sculptor): INTRO Artists, Farmers and Philosophers - how HLF’s Landscape Partnerships mobilise ‘new’ types of landscape expertise.
Tim Collins(Artist)
Artist as strategist in environmental deliberations over Black Wood, Rannoch.
Angenita Teekens (Artist)
Artistic management of a coastal renovation in Essex.
Trudi Entwistle(Artist)
'Upstream':How an artist
addresses upland water management.

Artists vs. Farmers

Richard Povall(Schumacher College) Occasionally, an uneasy truce: knowledges and understandings around the kitchen table.
Christine Watkins(artist)
Making the Starry Sea of Milk - story landscapes in dairy farming.
Henna Asikainen(Artist) Miina Akkijyrkka – the Finnish artist whose work saved a breed of cattle.

Art, Walking and Sound

Aly Stoneman(Junction Arts): Developing an art and audio trail in an HLF Landscape Partnership in Derbyshire.
David Rogers(DIVA Contemporary) Seasonal Sound Walks on the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership
Richard Keating (Artist)
Art-walking: the catalyst for community engagement in Landscape Change'  
Rob Mackay(Artist)
‘Sound and the Environment: Sound Art projects relating to landscapes, ecologies, people and place’


Mark Dixon(Artist) Land Art on a shoestring in The Fens
Jeff Higley(Artist) Heartlands
Ewan Allinson(Sculptor)
Concluding Thoughts


The School of the Arts,
English and Drama
at Loughborough University

... is pleased to announce a fully funded PhD studentship. The studentship will be paid for a period of up to three years, starting in April 2016, and will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and provide a tax-free stipend of £14,057*.

....... for full details click here


World premiere of the first Limestone Lithophone Concerto
at 6pm Monday 22 June 2015
at the Grassington Festival.

Soloist Polly McMillan with Skipton Camerata will perform the concerto specially written by Thomas Lydon for this Lithophone.

Please come along and bring your children. Tickets from www.grassington-festival.org.uk.

or support us through Crowd funding https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-lithophone-project    and tell all your friends! 

The Lithophone is made up of Carboniferous Limestone bars cut from the Great Scar Limestone Group and the Park Limestone Formation. These particular bars were cut and polished by Burlington Stone as part of the Ruskin Rocks project led by Professor Bruce Yardley www.ruskinrocks.org.uk. They have been fine tuned to The Equal Tempered Chromatic Scale by Bobbie Millar of Quarry Arts. Bobbie is also currently a Visiting Researcher in the School of Earth and Environment with Professor Paul Glover. The frame is being made by Dovetailors.

The project “The Song of the Sea that Was” is funded by the Arts Council England and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA). The project partners are the YDNPA, Purple Patch Arts, Skipton Camerata and Quarry Arts. Quarry Arts is also designing a robust Lithophone for the YDNP Malham Visitor Centre. This will consist of boulders of local stone, including Limestone from the Great Scar Limestone Group, Greywake and Gritstone, cut to form musical instruments for visitors to play.

Quarry Arts has developed out of Yorkshire Quarry Arts. YQA was formed in 2003 at the University of Leeds by Professor Jane Francis, Bobbie Millar, Dr Kia Ng and David Walker Barker. Quarry Arts is supported by an advisory group including Professor Richard Williams OBE, Dr Andy Evans and Ric Green from Opera North.  Quarry Arts recently made a Blue Slate Lithophone for Clitheroe Castle Museum and is currently working on Quarry Tales: Clitheroe www.quarryarts.org.uk. It is also involved in the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership bid to the HLF.


Further Info and photos click here. 


First stage of entrance for new vegetable garden for St. Mary Magdalene school Peckham.  Arch by Jeff Higley, the site includes a  pond fed by a rainwater collecting shelter by Arthur Demowbray and is a Blooming Belles project run by Madeline Bell.


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