Creating Nature: Art in the Landscape

May 26 – June 6 2008, at Schumacher College, Devon, England.
Susan Derges, Lynne Hull and James Marriott will be leading a practical course on the relationship between art and the natural world. Needs to be booked, and you can find further details on the Schumacher website:
http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses/creating-nature-art-in-the-landscape

Susan Derges is a photographer who uses the natural world as her darkroom to create images of water flows and the night sky around her Dartmoor home. She has created a major commission for the Eden Project’s new Education Resource Centre in Cornwall and has exhibited her work around the world.

Lynne Hull has pioneered “trans-species” art, creating sculpture installations as wildlife habitat enhancement and eco-atonement for human impact. She has worked in the American West and eight other countries with a variety of wildlife agencies. Currently she is working on Migration Mileposts, linking communities in the Americas who share migratory birds.

James Marriott is a writer, artist, activist and naturalist. He is a Co-Director of PLATFORM, which since 1983 has brought together artists and activists to create projects and campaigns that help the struggle for ecological & social justice in London, PLATFORM’s home, and distant elsewheres impacted by that metropolis.

About throughstones

I am primarily a visual artist, living on the North Devon coast, a beautiful semi-rural area in South West England. I am interested in full engagement with 'place' and the eternal movement of life - particularly as it relates to what we call 'the natural environment'.
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2 Responses to Creating Nature: Art in the Landscape

  1. thanks very much, Djang – yes, Schumacher College runs truly inspiring courses for anyone interested in ecological concerns, creative activity and problem-solving. Well worth researching.
    I think the courses are rather expensive, but they do have some bursaries available.
    Where there is a will there is a way. Hope you get there!
    More coming up on the artists I mentioned. asap.

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  2. DJANG says:

    This sounds very interesting, thank you for posting this information.
    I looked up the venue Schumacher College, Devon and discovered more inspiring courses and opportunities for growth, pun intended.
    Now I have to manifest into the universe and wish that I am able to attend!
    Thanks also for sharing this, and your other observations and processes. That is also a great part of your practise and impact as an artist.

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