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24 is NOW available
A Tale to Tell
by Martin Spray
23 is NOW available
VISIT REVIEWS page
for all these reviews and many more
THE PILOT FISH.
ART + POLITICS
role of the artist.
A series of reviews 2001 to 2014
ART & ECOLOGY NOW
2014, London: Thames & Hudson, 255 pages, 343 illustrations, board-covered
Edited by Angus
Carlyle & Cathy Lane, 2013, Uniform Books, Axminster, sewn softback, 198 pages,
£12, ISBN 978-1-910010-01-3
TO LIFE! ECO ART IN
PURSUIT OF A SUSTAINABLE PLANET
Linda Weintraub, 2012,
University of California Press
A new project by member Rosie Leventon
now & then
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
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
well loved by people, but are immensely important to wildlife for food and
Other earthworks will also be site referential and will contain rare plants
as indigenous bushes and trees.
ECO ART IN PURSUIT
New Eco Art Text Book
Author: Linda Weintraub
CLICK HERE for INFO
or for PDF download including links to purchase
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
LAN Seminar 30th January 2016
at The Cass, Whitechapel,
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
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.
'Upstream':How an artist
addresses upland water management.
Richard Povall(Schumacher College)
Occasionally, an uneasy truce: knowledges and understandings around the kitchen
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
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
Please come along and bring your
children. Tickets from
or support us through Crowd funding
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
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
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.
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