short course - Cape Farewell - The cultural response to climate change

Context and Form - Art and Writing

7 - 11 May 2018

Dartington, Devon residential short course led by artist Chris Drury and writer Kay Syrad, with guest artist David Buckland

Part of’s compelling new programme of short courses, Context and Form, Art and Writing is facilitated by environmental artist Chris Drury and writer Kay Syrad, with special guest David Buckland, Founding Director of Cape Farewell.

In this five-day intensive, Chris Drury shares his renowned practice of working with form, including whirlpool and vortex, fractal and wave patterns, exploring and investigating how aesthetic forms have the universal enfolded within them but are at the same time particular to individual experience. Kay Syrad has collaborated closely with Chris on a number of art-text projects and brings her rich knowledge and experience of narrative and poetic form.

As the spring elides with summer you are invited to investigate how form develops in relation to an ecological context that is local, global and seasonal. The programme days assume a regular pattern of immersion in the landscape: walking, collecting, making; reflecting and working inside, with short lectures, shared conversation and discussion, individual tuition, and studio time exploring visual and/or written forms that are personal and universal.

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