Fertile Ground takes place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October in Dunbar, East Lothian. The event will nurture a conversation exploring creative ways to engage communities in the potential for change through public art with an environmental agenda.
Morning 9am: conference speakers; with refreshments and lunch
Afternoon: Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘Gathering In’ community event followed by artists presentations till 6pm
Evening 7pm: ‘Celebration of the Sea Performance’ with a starter by a foraging expert, this locally sourced starter is the opener to our seasonal supper by The Ridge. The performance will include music, poetry and readings and conversation with local marine specialists. Buy your tickets early for this event please £12.
Morning 10am: collective journey to the Belhaven Hospital Community Garden & Polly Tunnelfor a sensory walk; Guided Geology walk on the fossilised walk at Whitesands
Afternoon till 4pm: buffet lunch at Dunbar Town House followed by an open discussion on how environmental public arts can work for us in our location, led by Chris Freemantle.
To book follow this link http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/north-light-arts-7266976227
Free creche and children’s workshop for delegates to the Saturday morning talks: please book early. Discount for EH42 postcode
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ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.
It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge Research, Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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