Location: Hestercombe Gallery
Topographies is a one-day seminar exploring how we make sense of different landscapes, through contemporary art practice and creative geographies. Artists and researchers lead a series of discussions around the remote and the connected, the mapping of invisible and imagined spaces, and how technology is changing our relationship to landscape. Invited speakers are Harriet Hawkins, art writer and professor in GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway, University of London, and John Wylie, professor in Cultural Geography at Exeter University. The seminar includes a lunch event, developed by Vilma Luostarinen in collaboration with Natasha Rosling. The menu will conjure the imaginary spaces of the body and its relationship to the land and sea.
There is also the option to take an artist-devised journey to the seminar on a luxury coach from Swansea, Cardiff and Bristol. Activities en route include onboard entertainment and video screenings. To book for this option please email Alexander Stevenson for further details at: firstname.lastname@example.org For seminar ticket only please use the booking button below.
Topographies is organised as part of the exhibition Odyssean: Topographies at Hestercombe Gallery, and supported by Spike Associates and Wales Artist Resource Programme.
Odyssean: Topographies emerged as the result of a longstanding collaboration between artists Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant and Simon Lee Dicker – who instigated and took part in a series of artist residencies across the Orkney Isles. In the group exhibition, each artist reconsiders the physical world through sound, sculpture, film and digital animation. The exhibition runs until 25 February 2017 – for more information visit our main event page.