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A reminder of where I began…

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Ironbridge Gorge (November 2012)

Rope Walk
Lincoln Hill
Benthall Edge Wood
Shropshire Way
Severn Way

ORGANISATION Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

PROJECT Six Miles

RESIDENCY Ironbridge Gorge see page #3
(Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, UK)

TIME-SCALE November 2012 – May 2013 (walks: November 2012 and April 2013)
Exhibition: April – May 2013

I just found out that my ACE funding application for the Six Miles project with Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust was successful.

After a year of talking with the Museums and developing a project with substantial support-in-kind, ACE confirmed funding this month. My main contacts included:

Steve Miller, Director IGMT | Matt Thompson, Senior Curator, and Tamsin Rowe, Curator IGMT | Shane Kelleher, Monuments Officer, and Maureen McGregor, Education IGMT | Claire Saddleton and Jo Baxendale, Arts Council England.

 

 

In early February, I started to walk the Saxon Shore Way with my cameras looking for images to describe the marshlands around Faversham. When I returned the next week to make the third part of the work snow had happened in between…

This made the walk into Faversham from the bunk barn interesting…

The SS Way is a long distance path that traces the coastline of Kent. I am interested in the points between Teynham and Whitstable, taking in Conyers Creek, Faversham Creek and The Swale.

A reminder of where I began…

Faversham to Whitstable (east)

Ham Marshes
Nagden Marshes
Cleve Marshes
Graveney Marshes

Faversham to Conyer (west)

Oare Marshes
Uplees Marshes
Luddenham Marshes
Teynham Level

ORGANISATION Art at the Centre

PROJECT Space Invaders

RESIDENCY TS Hazard see page #2
(Saxon Shore Way, Kent, UK)

TIME-SCALE January – March 2012 (walk: February 2012)
Exhibition: March 2012 (plus additional London date tbc)

Yesterday, I found out that my application for the Space Invaders project with Art at the Centre was successful.

I presented my work to a panel of four people, all partners for the project, in the UK on the 10th January 2012. The panel included:

Nicole Mollett, lead artist for Art at the Centre | Kate Wood, arts officer for Economy and Community Services at Swale Borough Council | Mrs Dale Alexander, chairman, and Bryan Taylor, 1st Lt. acting officer in charge, represented TS Hazard and the Faversham Sea Cadets.

Towards the end of the residency… a timely reminder of where I had started off…

A full kit list of all items accompanying me on my residency can be found on my Kit List Correspondent site.

Rustling and fluttering of the maize crops.

Small snapping sounds from swaying wheat fields on warm hazy days.

Dry grasses whispering along the verge.

Rushing of air through clumps of shrubbery in the middle of nowhere.

Creaking of huge trees in the forests.

37 Hedgehogs
31 Rabbits
22 Toads / frogs
59 Birds
2 Moles
1 Beaver
2 Mice
3 Rats
1 Fox
1 Chocolate bar
14 Unidentifiable
11 Dead smells
Bugs mainly black beetles (too many to list here)

My main contacts at the the Parc Naturel Régional Scarpe-Escaut were Agnès Lavergne (Education au Territoire et Culture) and Audrey Legendre (Médiation Éducation & Culture). The meetings were structured to give information about the PNRSE’s activities regarding areas of biodiversity and ecological areas of special interest. They also helped to highlight concerns around representation of the PNRSE with regard the boundaries of the park and the people who inhabited it.

My contact at the Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais was Pia Viewing (Directrice), the initiator of this ambitious and complex international project. We discussed the documentation and representation of the activities in the park and the extent to which these boundaries affected the inhabitants of Departments 59 and 62.

I also worked with artist Dimitri Vasemsky who was working on another project in the park supported by the PNRSE, ville de Mortagne du Nord and Directions Régionales des Affaires Culturelles (DRAC). I documented his journey in the park – a performance piece involving sailing and paddling a restored Canadian single-masted canoe on the closed section on the Scarpe river from Vred to Mortagne du Nord.

In total there were approximately 15 meetings.

GALLERY Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais (CRP)

PROJECT Territoires Émergents / Emerging Territories

RESIDENCY Parc Naturel Transfrontalier du Hainaut see page #1
(Parc Naturel Régional Scarpe-Escaut, France, and Parc Naturel des Pleines de l’Escaut, Belgium)

TIME-SCALE May – September 2009 (cycle-tour: July & August 2009)
Exhibition: October–December 2009

Yesterday, I found out that my application for the Emerging Territories project with the Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais was successful.

I presented my work to a panel of nine people, all partners for the project, in France on the 2nd December 2008. The panel included:

Président du jury: Éric Poitevin, photographe | Philippe Bazin, photographe | Gallerie Acte de Naissance, Valenciennes représentée par Philippe Betrancourt, président | Musée des beaux-arts de valenciennes représenté par Madame Emmanuelle Delapierre, directrice | Le Conseil d’Architecture, d’Urbanisme et de l’Environnement du Nord, représenté par Madame Fanny Frigout, directrice-adjointe | Le Parc Naturel Régional Scarpe-Escaut, représenté par Madame Agnès Lavergne, responsable éducation au territoire, culture | Les éditions Filigranes, représentées par Monsieur Patrick Lebescont, directeur | Fabrica, Interreg Project Leader, Brighton, représenté par Monsieur Matthew Miller, co-directeur | La Galerie les Filles du Calvaire, représentée par Madame Christine Ollier, directrice artistique | Le Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais, représenté par Madame Pia Viewing, directrice.

For more information, see the publicity leaflet and application details below

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