A Walk in the Park
CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol
An exhibition of work by Big Park Draw organisers Julian Gregg, Charlotte Murray, Jane Lee and David Smith.
This exhibition is the result of the collective and individual responses to the park environment; a place to explore space and a space to consider place. The four discover that what had at first seemed like a proverbial walk in the park presented its own complex sequence of pathways, intersections and landmarks. The outcomes of this celebration of and meditation upon the interplay of the natural and the human are revealed here in drawings, paintings photographs and installations.
A Walk in the Park: Private View
CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol
5th - 7th May, 2016
Conference of Irish Geographers
Including three panel sessions organised by MST members, Nessa Cronin, Tim Collins, and Karen Till. An exhibition of works runs concurrently with the conference at the Cregan Library.
Glas Journal, 2015. © Silvia Loeffler
UNISCAPE General Assembly and International Conference:
Landscape Values: Place and Praxis
Location: Centre for Landscape Studies, NUI Galway
NUI Galway Conference Committee: Tim Collins, Nessa Cronin, Gesche Kinderman and Conor Newman
Events associated with the conference include, a screening of Fís na Fuiseoige, a documentary film exploring the connection between people and place which won Best Cinematography at the San Francisco Earth Day Film Festival and the launch of Gearóid Ó hAllmhúráin’s new work in Irish Music Studies, Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape, published by Oxford University Press, introduced by Dr Méabh Ní Fhuartháin and launched by Professor Harry White.
The conference includes papers by MST members Iain Biggs, Ciara Healy, Gerry Kearns, Silvia Loeffler, Harriet Tarlo, Karen Till, Judith Tucker.
Details concerning the conference programme, community-led field sessions across Galway, Clare, Mayo and Offally, and the launch and performance of the Tim Robinson Artists in the Archive project, Iarsma: Fragments from an Archive, can be found at http://bit.ly/28TLi8H.
The Big Park Draw
Victoria Park, Bristol
Julian Gregg, Charlotte Murray and David Smith invite members of the community to enjoy of day of drawing and sketching in the glorious surroundings of Victoria Park.
The 2015 Big Park Draw events are supported by the
University of the West of England and Bristol ParkHive
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
Includes a paper by MST member, Iain Biggs
Autumn Show 2016
The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Street, Somerset
An exhibition of works from a selection of artists from The Royal West of England Academy (RWA). The exhibition includes works by MST member, Iain Biggs
6th Sept - 8th Sept 2016
Cross, Multi, Inter, Trans: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Conference
Co-organised by critical/creative scholars from Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield University and the University of Leeds
We invite friends and colleagues from across the arts and humanities to join with writers and critics interested in place, landscape and environment to present their work in Sheffield, U.K. Sheffield is the gateway to the North of England, an ex-steel city surrounded by seven hills and the stunning peat bogs, moors and streams of the Pennines, a rich industrial heritage of textiles and mining, leaving many environmental challenges, and art, particularly sculpture, in and out of the landscape. Our trips will reflect this. At this conference, we ask participants to fully engage with “the challenge of the environmental humanities as a transdisciplinary matrix” (Heise) and to deepen their analysis of what it is to work Cross, Multi, Inter, Trans. The recent marked shift to the use of this term “environmental humanities” suggests that we wish to respond together to slow and quick environmental changes, to ask what can critical and creative arts do in relation to each other, to the non-human world that surrounds us, and, not least, to environmental crises? The conference will bring critical and aesthetic enquiry into dialogue exploring how creative practice not only informs critical analysis, but is also a critical tool in itself.
6th Sept - 8th Sept 2016
In The Open
This will complement the conference: Cross, Multi, Inter, Trans: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, U.K. and Ireland Biennial Conference 2017 in association with LAND2: a landscape, place and visual arts research network.
9th Sept 2016, 6-8pm
Invitation: Glas Journal 2016 exhibition launch
We are delighted to invite you to the exhibition launch of Glas Journal 2016 by visual artist Silvia Loeffler on Friday, 9 September, from 6-8pm. The exhibition and installation reflects the culmination of two years of IRC-funded research and creative practice, and collaboration with Dún Laoghaire Harbour residents and workers. It will feature 28 artist's books which 'map' the harbour and the multifacted forms of belonging and attachment to particular places. The exhibition will run from 10-25 September at the Maritime Museum.
For the launch, newly written compositions will be performed by musician Aoife Kavanagh and composer Ollie Hennessy. There will also be a reading by Robert Nicholson.
We look forward to seeing you there, and congratulations to our Space&Place friend Silvia!
10th Sept - 25th Sept 2016
Glas Journal 2016
This exhibition and installation reflects the culmination of two years of IRC-funded research and creative practice, and collaboration with Dún Laoghaire Harbour residents and workers. It will feature 28 artist's books which 'map' the harbour and the multifacted forms of belonging and attachment to particular places.
Water, 2015. © Silvia Loeffler