Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Science Art Environment Residency

Artist Abigail Reynolds will be working with a Micropaleontologist, Samantha Gibbs and a Mathematician, Björn Sandstede to highlight the amazing microscopic story of the rocks in and around Durlston Country Park, near Swanage that form part of the 185 million years of geological time along this World Heritage Site coastline.
She will work with a small group from the local community over May and June 2007 to explore the science behind the landscape and how art can be a tool in considering the significance of the geology along the Jurassic Coast. The final artwork will be exhibited in August and September at Durlston before touring other venues.
We are looking for people who know and love Durlston, and who would like to join a group of 12 people of mixed ages and backgrounds to work with the artist Abigail Reynolds and the selected scientists. This group will work on the research, shape the artworks and this will be an opportunity not only to work with an artist, but to explore the geology of Durlston in great detail. The time commitment for group members will be five meetings in May and June of two-hour duration.
To find out how you can be involved, please come to a presentation by the artist/scientist team on Monday 26th March at 7pm at the Lookout café, Durlston Castle. This will give you details of the project and how you can contribute. If you would like to join the group but unable to attend this meeting please contact Cleo Evans, Visual Arts Development Officer for details of how to register your interest. , 01305 224244.
This presentation is not only for potential group members, but for anybody who wants to know more about the residency that will be held over May and June when Abigail Reynolds will be working on site using the front room of Durlston Castle as her studio.

This artist/scientist collaborative project has received funding from Arts Council England, Dorset AONB Partnership through its sustainable Development Fund, the Fine Family Foundation and the Jurassic Coast Trust and has the support of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team, Dorset Countryside and the Natural History Museum.

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