Three recent video works by Newton Harrison â€“ an apology to the Mediterranean Sea, a call to Scotland to become the first industrialised country to give back more than it takes out, and an installation to assist biodiversity to adapt in Northern California.
Meditation on the Mediterranean. Included in the Collateral events of the 58th Venice Biennale, as part ofÂ Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy:Â Mare NostrumÂ at the Complesso della Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti, Fondamenta di Cannaregio, 910, from 8 May â€“ 24 November 2019.
On The Deep Wealth of this Nation, ScotlandÂ included in theÂ Taipei Biennial 2018-19Â and exhibited in Banchory, Braemar and Edinburgh. Created with the support ofÂ The Barn, BanchoryÂ and theÂ SEFARI Gateway.
Future Garden for the Central Coast of California is a site-specific environmental art installation by UCSC emeritus arts research professors Newton Harrison and his late wife Helen Mayer Harrisonâ€“at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
Working in tandem with botanists at the Arboretum, the Harrisons have created trial gardens inside three refabricated geodesic domes, where native plant species are being exposed to the temperatures and water conditions that have been projected for the region in the near future.
For more on current work see The Center for the Study of the Force Majeure. For historical work see The Harrison Studio. For perspectives on the practice of the Harrisons see various Fremantle and Douglas papers.
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 byÂ Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate withÂ On The Edge Research,Â Grayâ€™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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