BIOsphere

biosphere ACTION WEEK 2011 the value of trees,
in association with Beaford Arts, University College Falmouth and RANE, Barnstaple Town Square 23rd October (images courtesy of Bryony Stokes, Saffron Orrell, Francesca Owen and James Towillis)

biosphere ACTION WEEK 2011 the value of trees
in association with Beaford Arts, University College Falmouth and RANE (images courtesy Daro Montag, Bryony Stokes, Saffron Orrell and Lucy Morley)

North Devon AONB Beach Art Party, Westward Ho! 2011

PEBBLE RIDGE an artist-led interdisciplinary mini-expedition to explore the evolution of a living LANDMARK for APPLEDORE VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL, june 2012 (http://intim8ecology.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/pebble-ridge-a-mini-expedition-to-explore-the-evolution-of-a-living-landmark-2/) images courtesy pete yeo, john fanshawe, katy lee, ralph brayne, rwe innogy, exeter university/north devon biosphere reserve

PEBBLE RIDGE an artist-led interdisciplinary mini-expedition to explore the evolution of a living LANDMARK for APPLEDORE VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL, june 2012 (http://intim8ecology.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/pebble-ridge-a-mini-expedition-to-explore-the-evolution-of-a-living-landmark-2/) images courtesy pete yeo, john fanshawe, katy lee, ralph brayne, rwe innogy, exeter university/north devon biosphere reserve

Description

NORTH DEVON BIOSPHERE RESERVE

How may ecological interdisciplinary arts practice inform and support sustainable development policy and environmental agencies? (Interdisciplinary arts practice is rooted in rigorous consultation, holistic ways of seeing and indigenous learning techniques, employing participatory and collaborative approaches to research and instigate appropriate social and ecological interventions within specific communities while maintaining a global perspective.)

In 2011 I was invited to participate within the Biosphere Action Plan to research, develop and promote the application of the Arts toward the objectives of education, sustainability and development. It is my hope to continue this collaboration and through it establish and develop links and appropriate and effective actions with other art and environment groups both locally and internationally.

More recently I have successfully developed and co-ordinated an event for ND Biosphere Action Week, in association with RANE, UCF and Beaford Arts, to engage the general public with issues arising from the theme ‘the value of trees’. The event was held in Barnstaple Town Square and involved students and staff from the MA Art & Environment Programme at University College Falmouth. It was hoped that the involvement of the arts with the objectives of the NDBR would allow participants to engage more deeply and with longer lasting implications than by education and action from a simply scientific and practical skill level.

www.rane.falmouth.ac.uk
www.beaford-arts.org.uk

For

North Devon’s Biosphere Reserve

Type

events, research, residency, public engagement