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A Tale to Tell
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Sarah Firmin


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A series of reviews 2001 to 2014

Terry A. Fairman


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The art of field recording

Cathy Lane & Angus Carlyle

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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 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.

Water's Edge

 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.

Please visit HIGH TIDE for the link...

James Brady & Janette Porter - Curators



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.


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 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.

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 Whitechapel Art Gallery 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 sessions.

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.

Ewan Allinson

Information about people taking part
in the Symposium

Places for Art and Art for Places, Landscape and Arts Network Symposium

This Event took place on
Saturday, 28 June 2014

Places for Art & Art for Places - A Landscape and Arts Network Event from R Martin Seddon on Vimeo.

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 +


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 speakers

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 landscape:

Hermitage Quarry: Tom Ladell
The Coldstones Cut: Bob Orange & Biddy Noakes
The Stone Academy: Ewan Allinson & Charlotte Hursey


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