Join us for an open weekend to celebrate the culmination of our Dartington Arts School Residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. This free, two-day event features talks and collaborative making that addresses concerns for our natural environment.
During their two-week residency in Somerset, four students from the Arts and Place MA course at Dartington Arts School have been invited to develop work responding to the theme of ‘Remember Nature’, inspired by artist and activist Gustav Metzger. The students participating in the residency are Raman Feiz, Imogen Mansfield, Emma Yorke and Mary Waltham.
Saturday 24 September
10 am – 11 am: Meet our resident artists
11 am – 12 pm: ‘Remember Nature’ talk with Dr Jo Joelson, Programme Lead for MA Arts and Place, Dartington Arts School
12 – 12.30 pm: Resident artists introduce open studio and work in progress
1.30 – 4 pm: Drop in to join our resident artists in the Implement Shed and take part in a public installation inspired by ‘Remember Nature’.
Sunday 25 September
10am – 4pm: Drop in to join our resident artists in the Implement Shed and take part in a public installation inspired by ‘Remember Nature’.
For the public installation, please bring local and national newspapers that feature stories related to the natural environment.
The outcome of our ‘Remember Nature’ Residency with Dartington Arts School will be on view in the Implement Shed until Monday 2 January 2023.
About ‘Remember Nature’
‘Remember Nature’ is a project instigated by artist and activist Gustav Metzger that took place on 4 November 2015, where arts practitioners and students around the world were encouraged to participate in a Day of Action addressing global issues such as extinction, climate change and environmental pollution.
About Dartington Arts School
Dartington Arts School is a key faculty of the Dartington Trust, a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200-acre estate near Totnes, Devon, UK. The initial Dartington College of Arts was founded in 1961 because of the original Dartington Hall experiment in rural regeneration. The MA Arts and Place is a transdisciplinary residency-based programme focusing on the complexities ‘of the field’ as a place of practice, exploring its imaginative and material processes.
About Jo Joelson
Jo Joelson is an independent artist, writer and educator with a MA in Curating and a PhD from University of Sunderland. Co-director of the art partnership London Fieldworks since 2000, she has created collaborative projects that respond to ecology as a complex interworking of social, natural and technological worlds. A longstanding friendship with the artist Gustav Metzger led to collaborations including ‘Null Object: gustav metzger thinks about nothing’ (2012) and one of his final projects ‘Remember Nature’ (2015). Jo is Programme Lead for the MA Arts & Place at Dartington Arts School, a unique residency-based learning programme.
About The Gustav Metzger Foundation Scholarship
Hauser & Wirth launched The Gustav Metzger Foundation Scholarship in 2021 to support a student on the Arts and Place MA course with refugee status. This collaboration is part of Hauser & Wirth’s ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for equal access to higher education, whilst working to establish meaningful connections that continue Metzger’s legacy and vision.
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