Sanctuary 2021: Spoor – interviewing the curators

https://vimeo.com/576390791 Sanctuary Lab has provided an experimental space in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies park in South West Scotland since 2014. In a wide ranging discussion Jo Hodges & Robbie Coleman discuss Sanctuary. It is digitally dark as well as free from light pollution. We feel small. Criteria for success fall away. Note there are... Continue Reading →

occasional papers #5 WetlandLIFE

articles published on WetlandLIFE and artists are now collected in ecoartscotland occasional papers #5

Ecosystem Services and Gaelic report published Pt2

The intersection of the cultural and the ecological highlighted in the previous post, including the ways that artists and cultural practitioners engage with cultural dimensions of biodiversity, in this case manifest in language, engages the cultural sector directly with understanding and articulating ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services and the associated assessments provide a critical method used... Continue Reading →

Walking Publics/Walking Arts: walking, wellbeing and community during Covid-19

Dee Heddon asked us to share this, and to encourage participation in the research through completing the survey (below). Walking is an everyday activity (more so since the shops have been closed) and also an approach used by artists, whether as part of a social or solo practice, to create personal work or as part... Continue Reading →

#artopps Ocean ARTic – Call for Residency Applications

Deadline: 28 April 2021 at 17:00 BST Two residencies, likely to lead to commissions. Artists will be paired with marine scientists, exploring data and science to create stories of climate change in the Arctic and its consequences. We are inviting applications from creative practitioners, ideally a mix of visual and sound artists for a data-led,... Continue Reading →

Ecosystems Services and Gaelic Report published

NatureScot recently published a report on the relevance of Gaelic language, place names, literature and song, tradition and folklore to assessing ecosystem services. This is a very significant development in approaching ecosystem service assessment through a cultural lens, understanding that culture is not just tourism and beauty spots, but is the articulation of values, uses... Continue Reading →

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