Text in Context 

Instagram Stories ideas for development.

IMG_5563.mp4 . 

Poetic Moments I have recorded some of the ideas on my Instagram site too!

Oliver Lomax.

Poetic Memos - Landscape Poetry, sensitivity to the sounds, textures and emotion were so profound in this work, it links with my ideas of developing some footage around the poems.

Collaborating with artist Liz Churton and poet Oliver Lomax, our first meeting looking at some material, texts, books, artists and guides.  The Shell Guide - those guides were commonly used for reference to journeys made around the British countryside at that time was in her early artist development.

This is a line from one of his texts which I find very inspiring, linking land, place and time through the strong visual context in his language and ability to create images from the page with the spoken word.

Poetry by Oliver Lomax ......I cupped it in my hand

lifted it up from the law of the land

and held its pale sum, a loft to the debut of the morning sun...........

Here, go on then, take him'

this excommunication, this birth, this exhausted migration.

Working with the ideas of addressing places, land, climate, environmental change and the people that it affects.

The exhibition was a contemporary art space that is situated in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty( AONB ) although we are under threat of a Fracking Plant being set up a few miles away.

Landscape environment and wellbeing are important.

How to collaborate with the artists, land and environment.

The poetry was another element that was of interest to link land with people and performance, 

This is a clip that I am working on for the Instagram platform


Instagram clip of moments in the landscape

  ........thunderclapping here ...  IMG_5563.mp4 . 

And in that thunder clapping moment 

through the pick-up stick pines  

I saw a whisper, a fragment of life.

This is the series of poems by Oliver.


Instagram Stories ideas for development.


The poetry was intended to be performed at the exhibition but this was not in the final schedule.

I have created further ideas on how to use text and poetry linking it to the landscape exhibition for future projects.

Explore, discuss, conversations and ideas

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - discover new ideas

Exhibitions I recently visited included the fascinating and stunning work by Guiseppe Penone exhibition and also  Common Ground.

Guiseppe says that the tree is the perfect sculpture as each part is essential to it being.

Common Ground Exhibition in the Bothy Gallery is fascinating, in fact, I find the whole inception,  conversations around of this organisation inspiring and wish to take it further in my studies and connection with audiences and the way we connect to being through the landscape.



Stimulating text and words, to be in a place as a visitor - interesting ideas in Simon Armitage's new book, Flit - Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Visitors to the Language for the Landscape. 

Further to the exploration of responding to our exhibition ideas about how to engage an audience, with Paul Harker and artist Liz Churton.


Language For The Landscape.

A collection of artwork inspired by the landscape set in a rural space in the heart of Yorkshire.

The artists work is stimulated by the landscape and they discuss some of their ideas about how the landscapes form, materials and meaning affects there work.

Drawing in the landscape 

Ceramics depicting marks in the landscape.

We also connected with the landscape using animated sketches by the artist which are on display at the gallery showing the ideas and working with the moving image.

Poetry.. walking and talking more ideas.  Simon Armitage poetry reading - Flit to Common Ground using the arts to connect to place.

Simon Armitage poetry reading of FLIT.

This evening event at YSP was a chance to get into the ideas behind this book and discover some of the ways the writer uses and play with his text.

Words and readings connecting us to our landscape, and interesting discussion between presenter Helen Sear and founder member. Ideas with the organisation Common Ground and their inspirational approach which was to take art and creativity to everyone in the landscape 30 years ago.

Peter Randall Page, Sue King and Joss the new member of the Common Ground organisation recently given the position of taking over Common Ground and its archives.

Common Ground  - exploring the concept of place and reconnecting with nature and the environment around us.

Forestry Commission

Rachel Whiteread Nissan Hut Concrete Cast of a Nissan hut from the WWII.

An example of the movement to embrace more diverse meeting points for artists and audiences to engage with space and create conversations outside of the gallery.

This installation at Dalby Forest will be the starting point for the 14-18 NOW series of interventions with places and landscape in conjunction with the Forestry Commission and other arts and heritage sites in the UK this year.