I thought you might like to see the work of someone who wrote to me on my blog; these are his recent August sketches. Jones is an artist, poet, thinker, organic gardener, composter, father– and interested in looking deeply into the nature of his local environment and in earlier work, urban surroundings. I don't think…Read more Up a tree with Patrick Jones
Hi all, Just found out that my film that I made for Biodiversity week 2008 Burning Bright, has been selected for the Carlow 2009 Eigse Film programme. Yay!!! I know some of you watched this film as it was selected earlier this year for the Green Party's youtube film festival and asked me how it…Read more Burning Bright selected for Eigse 2009 Film programme
Hi all, Thinning started in our small spruce plantation on Monday!! It's very exciting to see the huge amount of light now coming in; we have a new clearing too which we will be planted with fast growing pioneer species. For our soil conditions, we'll be putting in alder and birch, that will prepare the…Read more Thinning to easily create an ecologically & economically sustainable forest, in South Carlow, Ireland
This talk looks very interesting, not sure if I will be able to make it. White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes by Raymond Ryan (Curator, Heinz Architectural Centre, Carnegie Museum) If in the 1960s and ‘70s, Art found a home in the clinical white interior (and, occasionally, the wilderness) and if, in the 1980s…Read more Lismore: Art & Spaces Now-White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes talk by Curator Raymond Ryan, Carnegie Museum
Dr Paul O'Brien, Lecturers at National College of Art, Dublin, has reviewed the current climate of art, ecology and politics in the latest issue of CIRCA, Ireland's visual culture magazine.
I found the following UK published book (found in the Barcelona modern art museum) a real insight to the growing numbers of art & ecology projects that are happening around the world. There are too few books that investigate this area in any depth, so a real find! Highly recommended. Land, Art: a Cultural Ecology…Read more Land, Art: a Cultural Ecology Handbook
Kevin O’Dwyer, Director, Sculpture in the Parklands introduces the programme taking place around environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s residency at the sculpture park For three weeks this summer (26 May – 14 June) internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty and his helpers will twist, weave and entangle hundreds of willow saplings to create a monumental work…Read more FINDING SHELTER – 10 ton temporary Willow Sculpture in Ireland’s peatlands