During 2017 we published articles on a wide range of projects ecoartscotland is involved with, new commissioned writing, reports from various artists, as well as sharing articles from other blogs.
As part of ecoartscotlandâ€™s ongoing work with theÂ Land Art Generator InitiativeÂ we toured the exhibition of theÂ GlasgowÂ project to theÂ Tent Gallery at Edinburgh College of ArtÂ and also to the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Newton Harrison working withÂ The Barn, BanchoryÂ on the ecological health of the Dee and Don Valleys. The video of the lecture Newton gave has now been put online.
- We helped theÂ Wetland LifeÂ project recruit artists and we look forward to providing an update on this work during 2018.
- We published a number of guest blogs including,
- Focusing on â€˜wonderâ€™, we publishedÂ a curatorâ€™s reflectionÂ on theÂ MurmurÂ exhibition by Jonathan Baxter.
- TheÂ Connecting with a Low Carbon ScotlandÂ conference, the culmination of the research programme funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh was written up by Professor Anne Douglas. The Research Report is due to be published in the Spring.
- We reported onÂ The Same Hillside, Â the result of the art science collaboration between Professor Pete Smith and Gavin Wallace focused on ecosystem services assessment, and onÂ A Field of Wheat, Culhane and Leveneâ€™s project that enabled us to participate in producing food.
- Juliet WilsonÂ reviewedÂ Camilla Nelsonâ€™sÂ Apples and Other Languages.
- Minty DonaldÂ reviewedÂ the Collins and Goto Studio exhibitionÂ A Caledonian Decoy.
- Ewan DavidsonÂ reviewedÂ the Center for Genomic Gastronomyâ€™sÂ Gut Gardening.
- The year started with a series of blogs from Holly Keasey during her participation in the Water Rights residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute which you can read backwards byÂ following this link.
- We also appear to have failed: we tried to persuade theÂ Leverhulme Trust to maintain its Artist in Residence Award SchemeÂ â€“ unfortunately there is no sign that this worked although a lot of people wrote letters and a-n also commissioned a piece from us.
- During 2018 we have a number of articles in the pipeline including:
- A report on the Landscape Research Groupâ€™s recentÂ Landscape Justice Debate
- More on wetlands including blogs from Hannah Imlach who was in Flow Country in the North of Scotland and Rob Mulholland from Cheng Long Wetlands in Taiwan.
- The final reflection from Holly Keasey on her Water Rights residency.
- A review ofÂ Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses.
- A response toÂ A Non-CartographyÂ thinking through the social mess of climate change,Â Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Issue #10
- More on the work withÂ The BarnÂ and Newton Harrison.
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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