The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies
Photo: Volodymyr Goinyk
The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize
The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize is a new collaboration between two programmes at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative: the Arts, Science and Conservation Programme and the Endangered Landscapes Programme. Both the ELP and ASCP are keen to encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary arts practice that celebrates the landscapes and communities supported by the ELP and that reveal the hopes, ambitions and opportunities that come with landscape restoration.
The arts and cultural practice are a powerful means of reawakening our sense of the familiar, connecting to the past, and exploring possible futures. They play a pivotal role in addressing environmental challenges and are a compelling route into understanding how people are connected to landscape. Art can often articulate emotional connections to a landscape in entirely new ways.
I think it is very affirming and encouraging to see art and culture regarded as an integral approach in regenerating landscapes and habitats, and a key part of the conservation programme. – Heather Ackroyd, Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies judge.
The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residency received proposals of exceptional quality in response to its call for proposals. We are grateful to all those artists who responded.
The judges have selected the following artists to undertake residencies in the ELP’s eight landscapes, and to compete for the additional prize which will be awarded to the most exceptional artist once the residencies have been completed.
More details on the artists and their projects will follow.
Robbie Synge in collaboration with Elizabeth Reeder & Amanda Thomson – Cairngorms Connect, Scotland, UK
Nico de Transilvania – Carpathian Mountains, Romania
Antony Lyons & Bárbara Carvalho – Greater Côa Valley, Portugal
Mathilde Fages & Raphaële Acquaviva – Danube Delta, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova
Volkan Hürsever – Gokova Bay to Cape Gelidonya, Turkey
Natela Grigalashvili – Iori River, Georgia
Oleksii Nahorniuk, Maksym Firsov, & Serhii Vusatii – Polesia, Belarus and Ukraine
TAIR Collective (Judith Musker Turner, Manon Awst & Beth Celyn) – Summit to Sea, Wales, UK