Nature, Art + Mind
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About the event
Exploring the links between art, and nature, and us. How can a fusion between art and nature improve our wellbeing? How are artists and communities responding to new challenges?
HOST: Dr Jenna Ashwood, artist, curator and heritage studies lecturer.
- Francine Hayfron, the Whitworth’s ‘cultural park keeper’ on wellbeing and community engagement – Victorian, and 21st-century.
- Hazel Reeves, sculptor and soundscape artist, on the Knepp birdsong project.
- Sarah Yates, aka ‘Faunagraphic’, painter of the famous Manchester Bluetit, on the benefits of bringing nature into unloved urban spaces via street art.
- Eve Shepherd on rendering nature in bronze, and why we need to rethink public sculpture.