Artists: Experts – The Landscape and Arts Network

30th January 2016, 1pm-6pm
The Cass, Whitechapel, London

The programme (listed below) reflects LAN’s growing emphasis upon strategic partnerships with academia and with landscape policy and funding bodies by which to advocate enhanced roles for artists in the broader landscape/environmental field.

Sessions at the AGM will cover:

  • The much-anticipated LAN symposium ‘Artists, Farmers and Philosophers’ at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle Co.Durham, 7th-9th September funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and the Landscape Research Group, advocating the necessity of alternative forms of expertise within landscape policy and governance in light of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s UK-wide Landscape Partnership programme.
  • Ewan Allinson(Sculptor): Artists, Farmers and Philosophers: how HLF’s Landscape Partnerships mobilise ‘new’ types of landscape expertise.
  • Aly Stoneman(Junction Arts): Delivering a range of arts projects in a Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership in Derbyshire.
  • Henna Asikainen(Artist) Miina Akkijyrkka – the Finnish artist whose work saved a breed of cattle.
  • Tim Collins(Artist) Artist as strategist in environmental deliberations over Black Wood, Rannoch.
  • Richard Povall(Schumacher College) – Occasionally, an uneasy truce: knowledges and understandings around the kitchen table(artists
  • Christine Watkins(artist) – Making the Starry Sea of Milk – story landscapes in dairy farming.
  • David Rogers(DIVA Contemporary) Seasonal Sound Walks on the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership
  • A bid by LAN to Arts and Humanities Research Council for a Research Network exploring the leadership role for artists in landscape thinking, research and governance. In partnership with Newcastle University, four symposia will be delivered focussing on The Four Elements in four places; Hull, Utrecht, The South West and Edinburgh.
  • Trudi Entwistle (Artist) ‘Upstream’: How an artist addresses upland water management.
  • Ian Thompson(Newcastle University) – The allure and value of urban edgelands.
  • Angenita Teekens (Artist)– Artistic management of a coastal renovation in Essex.
  • Rob Mackay(Artist) ‘Sound and the Environment: Sound Art projects relating to landscapes, ecologies, people and place’
  • Jeff Higley(Artist) – Heartlands

Members wishing to contribute to either session are encouraged to send submissions to by the 16th January.

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