Reviewer needed: Earth Writings

Robin Wall Kimmerer helps us to understand how humans can be important parts of living systems in our interactions with other living things (Braiding Sweetgrass). Gary Snyder discusses 'reinhabitants'. Barry Lopez identifies three qualities that are for him critical in indigenous peoples' ways of living. ...three qualities - paying intimate attention; a storied relationship to... Continue Reading →

David Haley ‘Going beyond Earthly’

. . . plant seeds in the ground compost continues to grow apple falls to earth . . . Editor's introduction: The Barn, Banchory, has always had an environmental dimension, including allotments, a wild garden, biofuel boilers and shares the site with Buchanan’s, a slow food bistro. But as the largest rural multi-arts centre in... Continue Reading →

Coleman and Hodges:  MOON – WATER – DUST,  Residency at the Bamboo Curtain Studio

Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman, artists with a social practice based in rural Dumfries and Galloway, tell us about the residency they undertook at the Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taiwan in September and October 2019. Using food as well as walking as means of exploring, they provide an insight into the political and environmental context. They... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Dear Nature’ by John Newling

The formal beauty of John Newlings's work belies his self-questioning and interrogation of our relationship with the more-than-human world. Reviewed by Anne Douglas and Mark Hope, unfortunately Newling's Dear Nature exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham is a victim of the current lockdown. This in-depth review is for the time being your guided tour. Anne... Continue Reading →

Shelley Castle asks ‘IS THIS IT? Looking towards COP26’

Throughout our travels to Glasgow and beyond, Lucy Neal, myself and Anne-Marie Culhane witnessed rivers bursting their seams and reclaiming land, causing heartache for communities and farmers, expanding territory for beavers, and washing away crops.  Rising alongside the water is a mounting sense of urgency, and an accompanying feeling of confusion, about how (or even... Continue Reading →

Review: After ‘Into the Mountain’

Allen Ginsberg instructed us, "Notice what you notice" "Catch yourself thinking" "Observe what's vivid" Earlier this year Simone Kenyon's new work Into The Mountain, commissioned by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, was performed in the Cairngorms. 'After Into The Mountain' is a reflection from John Hall, Wendy Kirkup and Simon Murray who went to Into The... Continue Reading →

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