and some old news
upstairs at the GEORGE
Newnham on Severn
August 27th – October 9th 2010
Walking the Land, other artists and writers respond.
Walking the Land and ‘site 2010′
‘between… A & Bee’ is a fussion of science and art made during a walk to Bath that invloves scientists from the Global Bee Project.
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‘Between…2 shores’ an exhibition involving over 25 artists who use the River Severn as their theme.
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‘River Severn ArtWalks’
Friday 11th June & Saturday 19th June
Landscape, walks and journeys are Walking the Land’s source of inspiration and the subject for their artworks and installations.Britain’s longest river provides the subject for these walks, as it flows through Gloucestershire and close to ‘The Old Passage’ on it’s 354 km journey to the sea.
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BBC radio4′s ‘Ramblings’ taken for a walk
Snow and ice didn’t deter the BBC’s intrepid Ramblings’ team from coming to Stroud and to be taken out across the Cotswold Hills by artists from Walking the Land, their friends and colaborators.
Clare Balding, the well known face of TV sports programmes along with her colleague Producer Lucy Lunt joined lead artists Tom Keating, Richard Keating and Kel Portman on a walk that took them through the woods and open spaces of Rodborough, to draw, record and photograph the landscape.
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• Listen to Ramblings on the BBC iPlayer
First Friday Walks
Walking the Land are actually going to get our boots on, polish up our map reading skills and armed with cameras, sketch pads, snacks and all sorts of wet weather gear see what it’s like out there in the big wide world.
and we’re inviting you to join us on what we are referring to as First Friday Walks – not too many guesses needed ‘cos they will take place regularly on the first friday of every month and we’ll be walking….somewhere
Details of our next First Friday Walk can be seen below
100 Days countdown
Walking the Land artists are working together with Dominic Thomas and other regional practitioners in response to The Arnolfini Gallery iniative (www.100days.org.uk) which leads up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on 7th December.
We each intend to produce artworks, events and projects that reflect our concern for the environment and the lamentable procrastination of governments and industry.
Our project relates to the proposed Severn Barrage and highlights concerns about the impact on the River and it’s infrastructure.
Landscape. Place and Identity:
a multi-diciplinary symposium and Workshop Day
Saturday 10th October 2009
Stroud College, Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AH
Workshop Day & Big Draw event
Sunday 11th October 2009, 10:00
Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AH
Stroud Valleys Artspace, 4 John Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2HA
and other venues.
A day of hands-on workshops engaging with ideas about the landscape and suitable for all abilities.
Admission prices vary.
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a collaboration between PhotoStroud, Stroud College, SVA and Walking the Land
This years site09 festival is promising to be a fabulous and eclectic mix of all things creative. Walking the Land are actively engaged in several projects and events. Find out more by clicking onto our Exhibition & Eventspage
‘thinking about.. food’
An exhibition of 18 artists taking place throughout June and July at The Old Passage in Arlingham. Yum!
Taking place in Stoud’s Stratford Park, this project is an open workshop that invites artists and members of the public to respond to the Park’s collection and focuses on a tree that is endangered in it’s native China – The Dawn Redwood. Walking the Land have established creative connections with the University of Shanghai and intend to establish ‘exchanges’ through a live web-link on the day.
Walking the Land’s programme of 3 ‘artwalks’ will explore footpaths that follow River Severn at Arlingham. Our artists offer guidance on a creative response to this wonderful, but fragile feature of Gloucestershire’s landscape.
6th, 13th and 27th June.
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A seminar jointly organised by PhotoStroud, SVA, Stroud College and Walking the Land to be held at SVA’s John Street building. This half day event will explore some of the issues confronting landscape artists today.
23rd June 2-5 pm
4 John Street Stroud
for more details and booking
please call 01453 824 212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interactive Digital Signs project at the Cotswold Water Park
In 2008 Wakling the Land colaborated with the Cotswold Water Park and Knowledge West in a pilot project to develop and install three intercative digital visitor interpretation signs in the Cotswold Water Park nature reserve. The system was designed to provide visitors with multimedia information about the park via their mobile phones, to innovatively deliver information to as wide a range of people as possible while minimising the invasion of the natural environment.
Knowledge West is a project run by the University of the West of England in collaboration with the Universities of Bath, Gloucestershire, and Bristol, the Royal Agricultural College, Bath Spa University and Business Link.
Old Passage Art Award 08
Seen here are the winners of last years Award for the public’s favorite artist participating in ‘river’, an exhibition hosted by Sally & David Pearce of The Old Passage at Arlingham and curated by Walking the Land, during the site08 visual arts festival.
Voting was very close with several artists in the running, but the overall winner was textile artist Jo Newman with her artwork ‘Old Tom’.
The very worthy runner-up prize was awarded to Stroud photographer
Sylvain Guenot for his portrait of the elver fisherman Hartly Everet.
Jesse Spurr of Frampton on Severn won the Voter’s Prize.
(left to right: David Pearce, Sylvain Guenot, Jo Newman and Sally Pearce)