Without soil there would be no life. Healthy soils are not only essential for the production of our food, timber and fibres but are a vital part of our global eco-system, filtering our water and acting as a carbon sink to reduce the impact of climate change. That’s why the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) commissioned 13 artists to explore it for the United Nations International Year of Soils 2015.
Soil Culture: Dig It has launches at Plymouth University. The exhibition is part of a three-year programme of cultural events across the South West region that encourages visitors to look beyond the surface of earth, mud, dirt and grit to find its underlying beauty and purpose in our existence.
Don’t take soil for granted – that’s one of the messages for the forthcoming 2015 UN International Year of Soils.
Sculpture David Nash is in Devon. His work is at the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World in Haldon Forest, Devon, with a major sculpture Black Sphere in the grounds of Dartington Hall and another large sculpture Three Humps which fronts the CCANW building.
A free exhibition of beautiful new sculpture and drawings by one of Britain’s foremost sculptors in wood comes to Devon.
The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World at Haldon Forest is facing closing after an unsuccessful grant application to the Arts Council.
A Devon moorland pony has been used to make an organic hiking rucksack, in a new artwork exploring issues around tourism, the landscape, and the management of wild areas used for recreation.