Reconnecting to Nature Project | Being with the Forest – a day for practitioners
July 27 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm| £125
The workshop will be run by internationally renowned land and eco-artist Chris Drury and writer-poet Kay Syrad at the beautiful Vert Woods in Laughton, East Sussex.
This will be a walking, sitting, lying down experiential workshop where participants will be encouraged to look at the big and the small, the inner and the outer, the microcosm in relation to the macrocosm. In the spirit of being-with a place, without over-privileging the human in relation to the non-human, we will listen, touch, gather objects, construct small ephemeral artworks; record and make sounds, write, perhaps create a forest-language.
The workshop will provide a springboard for participants to continue to create in their own time using whatever means and materials that have presented themselves.
We will also offer the opportunity after the formal Workshop has ended some extra private time – to try out your own creativety via photography, painting-drawing, simple land-art and words. This is optional.
Bring with you
- cameras, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. plus a flask and a snack.
About the teachers
Chris Drury is a Land Artist who has worked on every continent, including Antarctica. He works directly with landscapes or situations, collaborating with a range of people from different disciplines – scientists and doctors, small indigenous communities – using materials and means that are appropriate to the context. The forms he uses are often universal and archaic – circles, spirals, vortices, and architectural, simple domed spaces. In 2018, he was awarded the Lee Krasner Lifetime’s Achievement Award from the Pollock Krasner Foundation in New York. www.chrisdrury.co.uk
Kay Syrad is a poet, novelist and editor. She is also an experienced tutor in creative writing, with a special interest in eco-poetry. Her next Eco-poetics course (with Clare Whistler) will run at Knepp Wildland in West Sussex in June/July, and then at the London Poetry School in the autumn. www.kaysyrad.co.uk
If this has triggered off any of these feelings and emotions then this may be right for you.
- Vegetarian lunch provided.
- Maximum 12 participants
- Some bursaries are available
- 10% discount to BHMA members
- Proceeds to Enthum Foundation