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

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 →

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 →

Deep Mapping Lough Boora – artists and peatlands

with additional writing by Gill Fremantle Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins have spent the past year visiting the Midlands of Eire undertaking a Deep Mapping of Lough Boora. The thing they were invited to visit is a twenty-year old Sculpture Park looking for a new direction. The resulting publication By Collis and Goto is... 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 →

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