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Young Shoots spring to life as the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) explores the secret world of soil in a new exhibition

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.

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Digging soil culture at Plymouth University’s Peninsula Arts Gallery

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.

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Ponyskin rucksack highlights conflict of man and moor in new work by Alex Murdin

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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.

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The Joy Collective, the South West artists performance group, are looking for more members as new tour begins

The Joy Collective – the multi-platform, South West collection of artists  whose South West leg of their first Joy Collective showcase tour will start on Saturday, September 12 with an open air launch event at the Centre for Contemporary and the Natural World (CCANW) in Haldon Forest Park, near Exeter – are on the lookout for artist collaborators to join its hand-picked ensemble.

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