Wilderness for The Mind. Thu, Jun 11, 2020 6:00 PM Fri, Jul 3, 2020 7:00 PM

Artists from the Wilderness Art Collective present ‘Wilderness for the Mind’ and online exhibition highlighting the connection between nature and mental wellbeing at this strange and unprecedented time. The show includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, collage, weavings, photography, video and installation. There will be daily interviews, studio visits and artist demonstrations.

Our courageous, experimental explorer artists whose life experiences inform their works vary in extremity in their desire to connect fully with nature: wild swimming, parascending, mountaineering and extreme sailing. During Lockdown, many of the artists have found new sources of inspiration in their local environments – offering mindfulness meditations and walks in nature specifically recorded for this exhibition.

Featured artists: Abigail McDougall, Anne-Laure Caruth, Anthony Garratt, Caroline Ross, Catalina Christensen, Catherine Greenwood, Clare Dudeney, Felicity Flutter, Hannah Scott, Helen Jones, Helen Oakman, Geraldine van Heemstra, Laura Williams, Louisa Burnett-Hall, Louisa Crispin, Louise Ann Wilson, Louise Pallister, Lucy Devenish, Luke Walker, Michael Freedman, Sam Gare, Nickolai Globe, Peter Geraerts, Polly Bennett, Sam Peacock, Sax Impey, Simon Hitchens, Sophie Mason, Stephen Bennetts, Tessa Lyons, Trish Lock, William Bock

Curated by: Clare Dudeney, Geraldine van Heemstra, Catherine Goodman and Simon Hitchens.

Website: www.wildernessart.org

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Landlines Exhibition

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

5th-14th Sept 2019 Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm

http://www.wildernessart.org/exhibitions

Landlines is in aid of The Wilderness Foundation UK, which empowers people to conserve nature and harnesses the power of the wilderness to transform vulnerable lives.

In addition to 14 other artists using different mediums I will have some of my photographs from the fringes of our inhabited world on display.

LANDLINES. 4-14 Sept 2019. RGS Release June 2019

British National Cycling Champs, Isle of Man, June 2017

A great location and a tough route using the TT course for the road race. Standing up at Creg Ny Baa as the peloton careered down at over 60mph before leaning into the corner as they kept the speed up then accelerated onto the next straight. A breakaway for Steve Cummings in the men’s road race to go with his time trial victory. A fantastic come back after injury and a great confidence builder as he heads into the Tour de France. A great win for the Manx rider Anna Christian in the U23 women’s time trial, a bit of crowd control needed as a rowdy duck threatened to block the road. Once the race was over another 20 or so ducks broke through the barriers and crossed. We couldn’t find a chicken to ask why.