‘Remember Nature’ Residency with Dartington Arts School, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2022. Photo: Clare Walsh

‘Remember Nature’ Residency with Dartington Arts School Community Event

  • Fri 6 Oct 2023, 10 am – 4 pm

Join us to celebrate the culmination of our Dartington Arts School Residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Taking place in our Education Lab, galleries and garden, this event will feature performances, collaborative making and conversations with the resident artists that address concerns for our natural environment. This event is free and all are welcome, however advance booking is recommended.

10 am – 4 pm

Drop-in to join our resident artists in the Implement Shed and take part in a public ‘Protest for Nature’ installation inspired by Gustav Metzger’s ‘Remember Nature.’

Conversations Hour
1.30 – 2.30 pm

  • 1.30 – 1.45 pm: ‘Remember Nature’ talk with Dr Jo Joelson, Program Lead for MA Arts and Place, Dartington Arts School

  • 1.45 – 1.55 pm: ‘Seeds of Hope,’ practice and process talk with resident artist Liz Horn

  • 1.55 – 2.15 pm: ‘The Devil’s Dovecote,’ Storytelling and Poetry Reading with resident artist Rosie May Jones

  • 2.15 – 2.30 pm: Artist’s Q&A

The outcome of our ‘Remember Nature’ Residency with Dartington Arts School will be on view in the Implement Shed until Friday, 22 December 2023. During a two-week residency in Somerset, two students from the Arts & Place MA course at Dartington Arts School are invited to develop work and actively engage with the public whilst responding to the theme of ‘Remember Nature,’ inspired by artist and activist Gustav Metzger. The students participating in the residency are Rosie May Jones and Liz Horn.

In the run up to this event, members of the public are also invited to meet the residency students to engage with their developing work and share stories. These studio drop-ins are taking place throughout the residency period, Tuesday – Friday, 2 – 4 pm between 26 September – 6 October.

About the Artists
Rosie May Jones is a multidisciplinary artist and poet, specialising in spoken word, with a background in traditional oral storytelling. She creates performances and visual narratives based on folklore, as well as historical and contemporary accounts. Her work explores social and environmental issues, such as land rights, housing and our connection to the natural world.

Liz Horn is an interdisciplinary visual artist and researcher working in London and Yorkshire. Her work includes drawing, print, film and installation, exploring borders and displacement, erasure and memorialisation.

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 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.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.

‘Remember Nature’ Residency with Dartington Arts School, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2022. Photo: Clare Walsh

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