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.
Deep Roots presents a series of works by six of the most established international artists who have engaged with soils over many years.
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.
The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World at Haldon Forest is facing closing after an unsuccessful grant application to the Arts Council.