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A new project by member Rosie Leventon
now & then
Now & then is one of the new proposals I have made for some interactive
environmental artworks for the Woodland Trust.
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.
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A High Tide project for the
London 2012 Discovering Places campaign. Water’s Edge is a UK wide public
participation project connecting art and culture to the local environment. www.hightideuk.org
These images are a selection
of some of the five hundred photographs taken of water’s edge by the public on
the Summer Solstice 2010, the 21st of June in the UK between sunrise and sunset
and are being screened across the UK on the London 2012 Live Sites over the
London 2012 Open Weekend from 23rd – 25th July 2010
Funded by the Environment Agency
Supported by the BBC Big Screens
Technical support by Hi-Impact
Water’s Edge is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
For more information on BBC Big Screens please visit www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens Our five Water's Edge films are
now available to view on the BBC Video Nation website.
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
World premiere of the first Limestone Lithophone Concerto
at 6pm Monday 22 June
at the Grassington Festival.
Soloist Polly McMillan with Skipton
Camerata will perform the concerto specially written by Thomas Lydon for
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.
LAN Symposium Sat 24 January 2015
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art,
Architecture and Design (the CASS) London Metropolitan University,
From many corners of the UK,
we gathered at The Cass, opposite WhitechapelArtGallery for
this year’s Landscape and Arts Network AGM and symposium. There was a great
buzz and I for one, as incoming Chair, was thrilled and energised by the
New horizons were the order of the day.
Much change is afoot in the fates of our treasured landscapes as austerity
fundamentally redraws the role of the state, and consequently that of the
commercial and the not-for-profit sectors, in the husbandry of place.
While this neo-liberal turn can feel
like ideology piggybacking on economic dire-straits, there is an opportunity
for artists, working collectively, to become indispensable and very
influential in this climate, in a good way. Francis Carr’s founding
vision for the Landscape and Arts Network - to create connections across
disciplines and sectors for the sake of the environment – remains as
pressing now as it was in the eighties. A new context means that the
network can really thrive.
The sessions all reflected this
confidence and sense of opportunity as is clear on the video. Artists
articulate and express the links between disparate spheres, different
stakeholders in ways that can guarantee some coherence in the ways that
landscapes develop in this austere new world.
A big thanks to Bobbie Millar for
putting this event together and for chairing LAN through a time of
transition. Thanks also to all the speakers for their great contributions
and to London Met for the venue. The network is in good health and remains
more relevant than ever.
A day of talks by artists and designers whose practice
focuses around place-orientated art. From public art and social engagement,
to painting, poetry, projection and sound, a diversity of art projects will
be presented which explore the spirit of place through either physically
working in the landscape or taking inspiration from it. Whatever the media,
whether directed by a cultural, historical, physical or ecological context,
the emphasis of discussion will focus on the artists unique approach and
interpretation of place.
Landscape & Arts AGM +
SYNERGIES IN DIGITAL AND
Saturday 26 January 2013
Saturday 4 February 2012
AGM plus Shaping the Landscape a short video of Francis Carr's address and brief extracts from the other
Presentations about three different hard rock quarries and how a landscape
architect, a sculptor and winner of the 2011 Marsh award for Public Sculpture,
and a landscape partnership have, or are going to, engage with the quarried
Hermitage Quarry: Tom Ladell
The Coldstones Cut: Bob Orange & Biddy Noakes
The Stone Academy: Ewan Allinson & Charlotte Hursey
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