Art

Force of Nature

Gary Cook
| 17th March 2017
The curator of the new Force of Nature exhibition in London's Art Pavilion tells our Arts Editor, GARY COOK, that from the beginning of human history, and in every culture, nature has played a vital role in creative expression

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The Arts Interview - The 'real' Lesley Hilling

Gary Cook
Arts Editor
| 28th November 2016
Lesley Hilling is a core member of Human Nature - a group of 30 like-minded artists aiming to change the way people think and act about the natural environment through their work. GARY COOK visits her London home and studio to learn more

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The 'Green Creates' exhibition invites Green 'artist' voices to shout about their concerns

Gary Cook
Arts Editor
| 8th October 2016
The Green Party's new 'Green Creates' exhibition runs from 19 to 24 October at Hoxton Arches, London showcasing the work of the likes of Ralph Steadman, Grayson Perry, Gavin Turk, Andy Goldsworthy, Lesley Hilling and Craig Jones. Their donated pieces on the theme of 'Green Voices' will be auctioned to raise funds for the party. GARY COOK takes a preview

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Feeding the Insatiable

7th October 2016
An international summit exploring real and imagined narratives of art, energy and consumption for a troubled planet, taking place at Schumacher College, Dartington, on 11th November 2016

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The Ecologist Arts Interview: Photographer Deon Reynolds

Gary Cook
| 2nd September 2016
Marmite. Barry Manilow, Nigel Farage and wind turbines. People either love them or hate them with rarely anyone on the fence. But Deon Reynolds' atmospheric turbine photographs might just buck that trend and persuade even rabid climate deniers to acknowledge their beauty, writes
GARY COOK

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The Grand Canyon. Photo: Aftab Uzzaman via Flickr (CC BY-NC).

'Altogether valueless' - how the Grand Canyon transformed our sense of natural beauty

Stephen Pyne
Arizona State University
| 15th June 2016
The first white people to encounter the Grand Canyon saw nothing but a gigantic obstruction, writes Stephen Pyne, devoid of any charm, beauty or value. That it is today an icon of American landscape, a 'natural wonder' known and revered around the world, creates hope for the long term preservation of the Grand Canyon itself, the wider National Park network, and wilderness everywhere.

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Front cover of 'Art and Ecology Now'. Image: Thames & Hudson.

Art and Ecology Now

Martin Spray
| 16th September 2014
This intriguing new book is a bold attempt to strike a new direction for ecological art, writes Martin Spray - not to communicate environmental issues, but to create new connections with the world around us and imbue our lives with 'artfulness'.

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Fourth of July Iceberg, 2008, Twillingate, Newfoundland. Photo: Barbara Matilsky.

Vanishing ice through artists' eyes

Martin Spray
| 9th May 2014
This chronicle of over two centuries of melting Alpine and polar ice, seen through the works of contemporary artists, is at its best both powerful and provocative, writes Martin Spray. But he wonders - is art really such an effective force for environmental protection?

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How to...make recycled art

How to...make recycled art

Bethany Hubbard
| 10th February 2012
Upcycling is one of 2012’s hottest design trends but you don’t have to stop at furniture. If you’re looking for some decorative inspiration, get to grips with our guide to making your own eco-fabulous art

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