Final Publication – FUTURE FOREST, BLACK WOOD, RANNOCH, SCOTLAND

We are pleased to say that Forest Research has released the Future Forest Report on their website. (June 2015). This report to the community intends to contribute to the discourse about cultural values and meanings associated with the native Caledonian pine forests of Scotland. The work is focusing on the Black Wood of Rannoch in Highland Perthshire. To date, […]

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3. A Critical Forest Art Practice: Future Forest Workshop

In the first blog post we wrote about the creative inquiry that lead to initial ideas about a ‘Critical Forest Art Practice.’ In the second we wrote about the struggle of ‘Working Onsite in the Black Wood’. Our efforts to experience and know the forest, while reflecting on the opportunities and challenges the arts and […]

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2. A Critical Forest Art Practice: Onsite in the Black Wood.

This project evolves through ongoing dialogues with: The Kinloch Rannoch Forest and Trails Consortium Anne Benson, Artist, Chair, Rannoch and Tummel Tourist Association, Loch Rannoch Conservation Association. Jane Dekker,  Rannoch and Tummel Tourist Association. Owner Treats Gallery, Kinloch Rannoch. Jeannie Grant, Rannoch Forest and Trails Volunteer, Educator. Bid Strachan, Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust. The […]

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Making Space for Water

Over the course of this project we have been looking at the hidden burns and water courses that flow around and beneath Dundee and Aberdeen. So many artistic / scientific / cultural responses to the natural world posit “nature” as a grand, iconic, unspoilt wilderness. Our mission was to undermine this idea, and to show […]

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Imagining Barnacle Geese on Islay

The Primary 6/7 class of Port Ellen Primary School listened carefully last week as I galloped through time explaining, as best I could, how the myth of the Barnacle Goose began, developed and was perpetuated. Using a presentation of pictures and quotes from history, we started with a look at how geese had been viewed […]

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Scotspine Portraits INS Exhibition

The  exhibition of Marcus Leotaud’s Scotspine Portraits will take open on the 5th December, 6-8PM, The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street Edinburgh, EH1 1TF. Tweet

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A New EIA for Natural Scotland – Project Update

We have been working with a small rural community over the past few weeks, exploring ways of understanding their relationship to place and the impact of changes in the landscape, through discussions and creative experiments. We are making content for ‘The Missing Pages’ of an Environmental Impact Assessment through developing a creative methodology for assessing […]

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Tiny Geographies – YONS project

Tiny Geographies is a Year of Natural scotland Project Artist Chris Dooks has worked in 4 key locations, producing 4 short films of each area for Atomic Doric http://www.woodendbarn.com/atomic-doric/. He has interviewed different people who connect with the places – young nature groups, walkers, rangers etc – recording sounds, photographing and filming with them. Tiny Geographies has created […]

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1. A Critical Forest Art Practice.

Above is a sketch, an image created for an exhibition ‘Eden3: Trees Are the Language of Landscape‘, presented at the Tent Gallery in Art Space and Nature at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh in May 2013. It sets the threshold for the work that began in July 2013. In 2012 we had chosen […]

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Imagining Natural Scotland Conference – Keynote Videos now online

The videos of the keynote speeches from the Imagining Natural Scotland Conference are now online. http://imaginingnaturalscotland.org.uk/conference/conference-videos/   Tweet

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Imagining Natural Scotland Conference – Project Videos now online

The project videos from the Imagining Natural Scotland Conference are now online. http://imaginingnaturalscotland.org.uk/conference/project-videos/   Tweet

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