Rising Tide: A Weekend with Extinction Rebellion

detail of group artwork

detail of group artwork

I had been invited to lead a land art workshop using natural materials at The Rising Tide Festival, organised and hosted by Extinction Rebellion South West. It all happened last month over a perfect weekend in late summer sunshine, in the beautiful surroundings of Tapeley Park overlooking the Torridge Estuary, North Devon.

The whole Festival was characterised by fun and relaxation, underpinned by some important and serious talks: some covering aspects of the gathering climate and ecological crisis we are facing; others giving guidance on how best to bring about change, and on the role of XR.

You can read my full original post here, on ClimateCultures – creative conversations for the Anthropocene, –  from the time I arrived when I had no idea what to expect, to the final poignant moments of the Festival’s closing ceremony.

Procession setting off for the closing ceremony in the woods.

procession setting off for the closing ceremony in the woods.

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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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