Contemporary Artists in Rural Contexts

Gemma Burdit,  The Art of Milk  (still).

Gemma Burdit, The Art of Milk (still).


On Thursday 12 October 2017 in Settle, Yorkshire, Chrysalis Arts hold the second in a series of training and development events which will explore how artists working in rural environments or with rural themes are developing new platforms and approaches to visual arts practice.

The programme will:

  • Showcase current examples of innovative artistic practice from across the UK
  • Explore how artists are engaging with some of the challenges and issues facing rural communities
  • Offer an international perspective on contemporary rural practice and the benefits of networking, collaboration and co-operation
  • Include opportunities for themed discussion and information sharing

The event is for artists, arts managers, national parks, local authorities, community and environmental officers and others who commission and collaborate with artists.

Speakers include:

Dr Rosemary Shirley – Lecturer in Art History at Manchester Metropolitan University and Co-Curator of the highly acclaimed ‘Creating the Countryside’ Exhibition which recently took place at Compton Verney.

Gemma Burditt – a moving image artist working primarily with animation techniques.Recent work has included the Art of Milk completed during the Artist in residence programme with Berwick Visual Arts and the Centre for Rural Economy.

Jo Hodges – public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway and co-curator of Sanctuary, a site-specific event in the Galloway Dark Skies Park.

Alison Lloyd – a creative guide and walking artist, Alison brings contemporary art and the outdoors together in her walks.

Sara Vogel-Rödin – Culture and Leisure Manager for the municipality of Bengtsfors in the north of West Sweden

More information about the day can be found here.