Peat Seminar Flyer1-Day seminar

Thursday 21st March 2019

Venue: The Garage, Northlight, Glen Way, Brierfield, BB9 5NH

Caring for natural heritage is closely linked to how landscapes are valued culturally. This 1-Day seminar will explore how contemporary artists can contribute to the environmental aims and strategies of Landscape Partnerships and environmental programmes.

Landscape Partnerships in Pendle Hill and Galloway Glens both have a focus on peat restoration and both have embedded art into their programs.

Join us for a day of conversations, stimulating presentations and roundtable discussion about peat restoration and how working with artists creates new cultural connections with landscape and environment projects.

This seminar will explore collaboration across disciplines, how and why working with artists can add value to landscape and environment projects, and the collaborative processes and work in progress between artists and peat restoration managers:

  • Challenges and opportunities¬†
  • Refreshed and novel thinking around community engagement
  • Unexpected outcomes - beyond the obvious and immediate

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Speakers include:

  • Dave Pritchard. Independent consultant in both the environment and culture sectors

  • Kate Foster. Environmental artist

  • Ruth Levene. Artist

  • Dr Emily Taylor. Crichton Carbon Centre Project Manager

  • Kerry Morrison. Socio-ecological Artist and In-Situ Associate artist

  • Andy Abbott. Environment Programme, In-Situ

  • Cathy Hopley. Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Scheme Manager

  • Sarah Robinson. Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Farming and Wildlife Officer