EUGEO 2019 Galway: Good-Bye Anthropocene – Hello Symbiocene: articulating eco-social art practices that promote ecoliteracy and agency to help us move beyond 10,000 years of ecocide

    Next week is a busy time for me in Galway. I posted last week about giving a talk about my interest in the absence of cultural policy for the environmental emergency I'm giving next Tuesday 14 May. However,  later in the week I was awarded a bursary to give a short paper also…Read more EUGEO 2019 Galway: Good-Bye Anthropocene – Hello Symbiocene: articulating eco-social art practices that promote ecoliteracy and agency to help us move beyond 10,000 years of ecocide

Hollywood, ‘the little wood that could’ is a small 2-acre Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest growing under the Blackstairs Mountains, in South County Carlow, Ireland. Photo: Martin Lyttle

PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with forests to explain eco-social art practices

I'm delighted to announce that this week I was conferred with a PhD by Practice in Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design at a ceremony at University College Dublin. There are so, so many people to thank and I'm delighted to start to share some of my practice and research, FINALLY!…Read more PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with forests to explain eco-social art practices

A good forest economy now needed in Ireland

The first 'forest to fuel' meeting organised by the Transition Town group FutureProof Kilkenny and Glas last week turned out to be a good event with much local interest. Contributions were made  from Glas on German woodburners and gasifiers. I made a short presentation about how my art project is documenting our transformation of our…Read more A good forest economy now needed in Ireland

Teaching myself how to ‘see’ a forest in the making

(Please click on the photo to read) I took this shot yesterday and even though it was a cold day, we have been blessed with lovely great clear days in January, here in south Carlow, Ireland - the exact opposite of this morning, sitting here in my studio watching the hail slide down the windows.…Read more Teaching myself how to ‘see’ a forest in the making

Thinning to easily create an ecologically & economically sustainable forest, in South Carlow, Ireland

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

Back to the future: our woodland in 50 years time!

Well almost! As you know, my current ongoing art activity involves documenting sustainable forest management methods. On a recent and too brief trip to Slovenia I got a a clear vision of how our woodland will look after been managed in a 'close to nature, sustainable way. Doesn't it look amazing! (mind you, that's beech…Read more Back to the future: our woodland in 50 years time!