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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Artists at Region's Forest Festival

Next weekend sees the Galloway Forest Easter Festival - which includes a number of special walks led by artists and writers - details of other events at the festival here

Friday 11th April at 2.00pm - Walk from Glentrool Visitor Centre with Jan Hogarth to see and experience Rosnes Bench by artists Dalziel and Sculllion.

One of the Rosnes Benches by Dalziel and Scullion
Rosnes Bench is a multiple installation of sculptural multiples of benches designed by Scottish ecological artists, Dalziel and Scullion, to help people stop, be still and tune in to nature. The benches are located in special places in the landscape and designed to stimulate the senses where you can listen to a roaring river or look up at the canopy of trees.

Quorum (detail) by Matt Baker. Photo by Phil McMenemy
Saturday 12th April at 2.00pm (meet at Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre Car Park) – Dumfries and Galloway’s well known sculptor Matt Baker and writer David Borthwick will take people on a walk to experience his 'Quorum' a mystical sculpture in the heart of the Forest. The walk will also take in Colin Rose's 'The Eye', Murray Monument and discuss the past and future of this changing landscape. Come prepared for 1.5 hr walk on rough footpaths.
The Eye by Colin Rose

Sunday 13th April at 2.00pm Jan Hogarth and David Borthwick will take visitors on a walk to experience the Rosnes Banches at Clatteringshaws - exploring the man-made landscape 

Sunday 13th April at 2.00pm Matt Baker will take visitors on a repeat of the guided walk described above for Saturday 12th including his sculpture Quorum, leaving from Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre car park. Come prepared for 1.5 hr walk on rough footpaths.

Quorum (detail) by Matt Baker

Monday 14th April at 2.00pm Writer David Borthwick will take visitors on a walk to experience the Rosnes Benches at Kirroughtree helping people to tune in to nature.

The Archivist at Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2013. Photo by Colin Hattersley
Dumfries and Galloways Environmental art Archivist will be on hand throughout the festival located at the visitor centres between 12 and 4pm to show visitors the environmental art ideas he has been collecting from artists. This is a unique performance for all ages to enjoy. The Archivist will be at the following venues:

Friday 11th April - Glentrool from 12 - 4pm
Sunday 13th April - Clatteringshaws from 12am - 4pm
Monday 14th Kirroughtree - from 12am - 4.00pm 

1 comment:

  1. Hiya Matt and team
    Thank you for the photo credit and stuff - but how these figures have changed!! Interestingly myself and the boys went for an adevture to Talnotry just yesterday - wonderful weathering now and lovely lichen growth!
    Was slightly disconcerted by damage to walls, particularly around the pair situated above the sheep hole - thought you best know and stuff. Yesterdyas mist and dampnes made for an even more evocative visit.