Earth Writings: Irish ecosocial art practices with Bogs, Forest, Fields, Gardens

I am delighted to share that a book that has evolved from an ongoing innovative artists-academic project and conversations, launched in 2019, called Earth Writings is available to purchase from this site. I was invited to contribute to this project (with work from my ongoing ecosocial art practice, The Hollywood Forest Story) along with other…Read more Earth Writings: Irish ecosocial art practices with Bogs, Forest, Fields, Gardens

‘Reflecting again on Wendell Berry’s– ‘the forest is the basis of a culture’

This is the first of two posts reflecting on ideas from writer-philosopher-poet Wendell Berry that influenced my art-forest-policy work over the last two decades. The next post details the odd coincidence in that I have been invited by curators to talk about a forest text that has inspired my work–for the 2020 Dock Art Centre…Read more ‘Reflecting again on Wendell Berry’s– ‘the forest is the basis of a culture’

Online Launch for Irish Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens book

We live in an earth facing ecological crisis, changing weather systems, species extinctions, and global pandemics. How can we repair our collapsing environments? Learn from the creative practices of four artists working in southwest Ireland – Monica de Bath, Cathy Fitzgerald, Pauline O’Connell and Seoidín O’Sullivan – who ‘stay with the trouble’ and make ‘kin…Read more Online Launch for Irish Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens book