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18th of April 2013
Venue: The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA
Time: 6:15-8:15 PM
- 6:15-6:55 Presentation on cross-disciplinary collaboration from Tentsmuir Artist in Residence, Derek Robertson and Sophie Eastwood the Red Squirrel Project Officer for Fife Coast and Countryside Trust
- 6:55-7:10 Q&A
- 7:10-7:20 Coffee break
- 7:20-7:50 Information and Q&A about INS project funding and how to apply
- 7:50-8:15 Networking.
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Derek Robertson was appointed by Scottish Natural Heritage to be artist in residence at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve for Year of Natural Scotland 2013. Part of his role is to celebrate and promote the rich natural and landscape heritage of Scotland but these ideas of wildness contrast with the complex environmental effects of human impact on the ecosystem and challenge the way in which an artist might respond to these traditional genres. Derek is using the opportunity to find innovative ways of engaging with visitors to the reserve and viewers of the artwork through an on-line virtual trail and is embarking on an ambitious new body of work. Derek will be talking about the reserve, the residency project and the benefits and challenges associated with working in collaboration with academics, researchers and environmental practitioners.
Sophie Eastwood, Red Squirrel Project Officer
The Fife Red Squirrel Project was established in 2006 to address the need for a co-ordinated approach to red squirrel conservation in Fife. This centred around two site-based projects in Devilla and Ladybank Forests. Sophie is leading the second phase of the Fife Red Squirrel Project, coordinated by the trust and supported by the Fife Environment Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Tentsmuir is the National Nature Reserve closest to the largest population density in Scotland. As Tentsmuir Artist in Residence for the Year of Natural Scotland 2103, Derek is developing art projects with the ecologists at the reserve to promote greater understanding of this fragile coastal ecosystem. A feature of the project will be an on-line exhibition trail which links to images of artwork created at Tentsmuir through this website and through QR codes accessed on a physical trail around the reserve. All this work will culminate in a collection of new field studies which will be used to develop an exploratory and innovative display of artwork based on an installation on the reserve and subsequently displayed at a national venue.
Please note: anyone attending the information sessions who doesn’t want to appear on film should make their presence known to the filmmaker on the day.