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Death and Life work by artist Phil Barton shown in Hebden Bridge

An exhibition at Wainsgate Chapel above Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire took place as part of the Hebden Bridge Open Studios weekend in early July. Working on the relationship between the Victorian ‘residents’ of this fascinating Baptist graveyard and the present ‘other than human’ residents of the graveyard today, screenprinted banners were hung at nine selected gravestones. Twice a day Phil gave a ‘Death and Life Walk’ performance dressed as a nonconformist clergyman of the early Victorian period drawing our connections…

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RENEW NW publications archived

Tony Baldwinson, former Project Leader at the NWDA’s RENEW NW, has gathered together the organisation’s principal publications under a collective commons licence. RENEW NW was active from 2004 to 2008 and promoted inter-disciplinery skills and knowledge amongst regeneration professionals and communities in North West England in support of building more Sustainable Communities, bringing together practitioners in the built environment, health, employment, neighbouthood management, transport and so on. The publications can be found here Lasting legacies from the programme include Places…

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[Re]Cycling Tree hosted at Kells Gardens, County Kerry

This summer Phil Barton’s installation, [Re]Cycling Tree will installed in Kells Gardens on the Ring of Kerry in south west Ireland.  Originally shown in All Saints Park, Manchester for a month last year, the installation shows the vital life support functions offered freely to humanity by deciduous trees. Kells Gardens, a sub-tropical paradise  if famous for its naturalised tree fern forest and will be showing for the first time in 2018 at Chealsea Flower Show. Phil will be installing [Re]Cycling…

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Helena to lead a ‘Pilgrimage for Gaia at Winchester University

This is the second event in the Cosmology, Ecology and Theology series organised by the Institute for Theological Partnerships at the University of Winchester and will take place on Wednesday 16th May.  It is not necessary to have attended/ to attend all three events.  Booking details at the link above. A Pilgrimage for Gaia with Dr Helena Kettleborough, Centre for Connected Practice & Manchester Metropolitan University School of Management This will be an interactive workshop which aims to engage participants…

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Rubbish Night At The Museum!

Do residents in Manchester have to live surrounded by rubbish? Or can we change it? If you care about Manchester, our neighbourhoods, our communities, and our international reputation, then let’s talk about rubbish. Phil Barton will be on the panel helping to lead a discussion on the future for rubbish, waste and litter in Manchester and will also be providing two screen printed panels highlighting the issues we face. More details Date & Time: 19 April, 2018 – 18:00 to 21:00…

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Remember Nature success

Artists Katy Suggitt & Phil Barton’s Remember Nature exhibition at Islington Mill closed on Sunday after a four day run. Well received, the work, all inspired by the Day of Action to Remember Nature called by Phil last November 4th, was by artists who took part in that day – Lydia Swinney, Walter Bianchini, Aj Woods along with Katy & Phil. For a virtual tour of the show, please click below:

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Remember Nature Exhibition 1st – 4th February; All Welcome!

Artists Phil Barton and Katy Suggitt have organised an exhibition at Islington Mill in Salford following on from the successful Day of Action to Remember Nature held there on 4th November 2017, two years to the day since Gustav Metzger’s Worldwide Call for Action to Remember Nature..  Event flyer: Exhibition flyer v2 Working with artists from Manchester School of Art and Salford University’s Faculty of Arts & Media, the show explores humankind’s relationship with the natural world and the materiality…

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Exploring a new paradigm for learning and teaching: A participatory seminar

Dr Helena Kettleborough is running a participatory seminar in the School of Education at Glasgow University on Tuesday 30th January at 12.30.  For full details and to register, click here. There is a range of scientific evidence about the harm being done to the natural world. Cebellos et al. (2017) argue for a two to three-decade window to do something meaningful about biodiversity loss. In this seminar, Helena Kettleborough explores how we might look at learning anew through the eyes…

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“Remember Nature” Workshop at The Whitworth

On Saturday 18th November Phil Barton will be running a workshop at The Whitworth art gallery within sight of Gustav Metzger’s “Flailing Trees” sculpture which was destroyed earlier this year as the artist would have wished. On the theme of “Remember Nature”, Phil will speak on the work and legacy of Gustav Metzger  who died in in March before making the final piece of his work “Out of sight, Out of mind” which is on display at Islington Mill in Salford.…

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