Wednesday, 19 January 2011


LAND2 Art and Geography Symposium Saturday 12th February 2011

This one-day symposium explores a diverse range of place and landscape related research by academics, curators, and artists:

Professor Stephen Daniels
Cultural Geographer at the University of Nottingham, ‘Map-work’: art and cartography in Georgian Britain.

Professor David Crouch
Cultural Geographer at the University of Derby and exhibiting artist,
Flirting with space: thinking landscape and art relationally.

Claire Doherty
Director, Situations and Senior Research Fellow at the University of the West of England, Situations – from site to situation.

Dr Janette Kerr
RWA and Fine Art Research Fellow at the University of the West of England, Extremes and Instabilities: a dialogue between artist, place and making.


10.30 - 16.30, Room 0A2
School of Creative Arts & Design, Bower Ashton
Campus, The University of the West of England,
Kennel Lodge Rd, Bristol, BS3 2JT.

PLaCE LAND2

£10.00 Symposium fee (to include lunch)

Please book online before 3rd February 2011

For information on booking please contact Mel Shearsmith, PLaCE Research
Centre: melshearsmith@hotmail.com



LAND2 Art and Geography Symposium
Saturday 12th February 2011


10.30-16.30 at the School of Creative Arts, Bower Ashton Campus,
The University of the West of England, Kennel Lodge Rd, Bristol, BS3 2JT

Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham:'Map-work’: art and cartography in Georgian Britain
‘Map-work’ became a key term in the critique of landscape art in Britain from the late eighteenth century, a period when both the commercial power and social esteem of cartography escalated. Daniels’ paper will explore the implications of mapping, and the culture of cartography more broadly, for the visual arts of the period. It will focus on the revision of topography as a genre, and a form of cultural practice as well as style of representation.

David Crouch, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Derby: Flirting with space: thinking landscape and art relationally
This paper considers landscape as the performative expressive poetics of flirting with space in a way that makes possible an always emergent dynamic relationality between representations, practices and identities. Landscape as practice or art practice is forwarded into process, as dynamic rather than either ‘outside’ experience or only focused on the physical character of encounters. Crouch seeks to articulate the dynamic and complex character of landscape in process, working away from the particularly fixed character familiarly associated with landscape in and as its ‘representation’. For more information see www.davidcrouch-art.co.uk.

Claire Doherty, Director of Situations: Situations – from site to situation
Claire Doherty is the Founder and Director of Situations, a commissioning and research programme based at the University of the West of England in Bristol (www.situations.org.uk). Situations commissions artists’ projects outside conventional gallery or museum settings with an emphasis on new forms of public engagement. Locally embedded, but internationally active, Situations has in recent years spanned the range of potential temporal configurations of public art and has been dedicated to exploring the unsettling of place memory and place identity through practice and critical reflection. Claire Doherty will consider how, under the cloud of an imminent public funding storm, a fundamental shift has taken place in the consideration of site as situation in public art commissioning and how, in turn, this might have considerable impact on a progressive notion of place.

Dr Janette Kerr, RWA and Fine Art Research Fellow at the University of the West of England: Extremes and Instabilities: a dialogue between artist, place and making
Kerr will focus on the process of research in the course of an on-going project on Shetland and the North Sea that seeks to make direct visual associations between observational, experiential fieldwork, archival and oral research, and oceanographic measurement. Dr Kerr RWA is a painter and Visiting Research Fellow in Fine Art at UWE. Awarded an Arts Council grant, she is currently working on a research and development project concerning the interface between art and science, related to history and narratives of the sea surrounding Shetland.

£10.00 Symposium fee, includes lunch. Please book online before 3rd February 2011:

https://store.uwe.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=837&modid=1&compid=1

For further information please contact Mel Shearsmith, PLaCE Research Centre: melshearsmith@hotmail.com
Directions to Bower Ashton can be found at: http://www.uwe.ac.uk/aboutUWE/campus/bower-ashton-directions.shtml