The NERC led Treescapes Programme specifically articulates a requirement for Arts & Humanities involvement. The Programme Ambassadors are using #treescapes and we’d encourage practice-led researchers in the arts, curating and producing to use #arts4treescapes to discuss the programme and to highlight relevant practices and projects.
For example, as a ‘starter for 6’, the following are all significant, widely-published researchers working through practices with significant engagement with trees, woods and forests in arts, performance and literature:
Cathy Fitzgerald‘s work with the Hollywood Forest and promotion of continuous cover forestry policy in Eire
In terms of the ways that cultural programming speaks to #Treescapes there are two current examples worth considering:
Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s programme Shades of Tay, undertaken in partnership with The Enchanted Forest and including including The Birch Tree Speaks by Timberlake Wartenbaker, A Man Stands in a Forest by Peter Arnott, and Beautiful Boy by Douglas Maxwell.
The Hayward Gallery’s current exhibition Among the Trees (introductory video below)