Royal Geographical Society, London, UK 05.06.23 | 18:15 – 19:15 The RGS-IBG medals and awards recognise excellence in geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policy, and public engagement. They are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions. Congratulations to Harriet Fraser and Rob Fraser (somewhere-nowhere) for winning the Cherry Kearton Medal and Award this year, “for their discipline-crossing work, aiming to shed light on the seldom-seen and seldom-heard in the context of rural landscapes.” The RGS-IBG Cherry Kearton Medal and Award is for a traveller concerned with the study or practice of natural history, with a preference for those with an interest in nature photography, art or cinematography. Read more
Eurasian Curlews come to the fields where we live in south Cumbria every year to nest and breed; but like curlews across the UK they are endangered. Tracking curlews, connecting with ornithologists, ecologists and farmers locally and elsewhere in the UK, and forming a local WhatsApp group to discuss the status of curlews in our small region became our focus for three months in 2020. See more
Deep Time, Cumbria, UK residency programme 2022 The PLACE Collective (founded by somewhere-nowhere) will be working with the Deep Time programme, Copeland Borough Council and the University of Cumbria, to support three artists in residence and to connect them with researchers at the Centre for National Parks and Protected areas for their period of residency. The deadline for applications is 8 May 2022. Read more
Institute for Creative Arts Practice, Newcastle University, UK December 2021 ‘ENTWINED Online Assemblage’ celebrates the end of the two-year, multi-partner programme ENTWINED:Rural.Land.Lives.Art. The project is organised by VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities). It comprises six mixed-length residencies and associated artist projects. Each artist’s practice explored different aspects of what makes a ‘place’, revealing the interconnectedness of rural land and rural lives. Invited speakers include artists and academics that are concerned with rurality and/or what makes ‘place’. The conference videos seek to interrogate the interconnectedness of rural land and lives, and includes contributions by environmental artist-researchers somewhere-nowhere and artist Laura Harrington. Online assemblage – ENTWINED conference. More information on this project can be seen on the VARC website.
Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas, University of Cumbria, UK 01.12.21 | 13:00-17:00 GMT Who gets to define natural beauty? And how do values and aesthetics affect the way we relate to and care for the land around us? 2021 marks 50 years since the designation of the Wye Valley as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and 70 years since the birth of England’s Lake District and Peak District National Parks. The symposium will bring together experts in different disciplines and professions and will incorporate artistic presentations and reflections. It will not aim to answer the question – rather it offers a frame for what we hope will be exciting, inspiring and provocative conversations. There will be short films, presentations, new insights and lively break out sessions, all of which will be reflected on in a post-event report and artwork from the Artist-in-Residence. The event is hosted by the UK’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas at the University of Cumbria, and is run by the PLACE Collective (somewhere-nowhere) with the …
Royal Geographical Society, London, UK 06.11.21 – 07.11.21 | 09:30-18:00 GMT The Society’s 45th annual planning weekend will be held online this year. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience from all over the world. The focus is on small projects with a research component, but anyone planning expeditions or fieldwork is welcome to join this online event of talks and discussion to inspire and inform your own projects. Workshop 07.11.20 | 15:00-16:00 GMT ‘Creative Projects: Art, Exhibitions & Participation’ – as part of the Communicating Your Discoveries: Sharing Work and Inspiring Action sessions – is organised and chaired by Harriet and Rob Fraser. Includes workshop presentations from: Luce Choules, Edwina fitzPatrick, Laura Harrington, somewhere-nowhere and Tim Taylor. RGS online booking – RGS Explore 2021 – weekend event from £25 per person to attend.
Royal Geographical Society, London, UK 06.10.20 | 18:30-19:30 An evening event which combines a short film, a virtual exhibition tour and a Q&A to launch ‘Sense of Here’ created by Harriet and Rob Fraser. This thought-provoking exhibition of photography, poetry and creative mapping is born from slow time outdoors and in-depth enquiries into different elements of landscape, centred in the Lake District National Park. The exhibition encapsulates ‘the feeling and knowing of place’. This online event is a one-off opportunity to meet artists Harriet and Rob Fraser, and join a live Q&A with them. This event is coordinated by artist duo somewhere-nowhere. Online booking – Sense of Place: exhibition virtual launch – this event is free to attend. Online event hosted by Royal Geographical Society, London.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 06.11.19 – 10.11.19 Artists in the Field. Curated by the Rabbit Island Foundation and Temporal School of Experimental Geography. Artists: Ruben Brulat, Luce Choules, Edwina fitzPatrick, Roseann Hanson, Laura Harrington, Emma Harry, Duy Hoáng, Alexandra Hughes, Alice Pedroletti, Andrew Ranville, Himali Singh Soin, somewhere-nowhere and Rhona Taylor. Event – Explore 2019 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) November 2019 Explore is the Society’s annual fieldwork and expedition planning weekend at the Society’s headquarters in London. With over 100 leading field scientists and explorers, make sure to book your place to gain inspiration, advice and contacts for your own field research project or expedition. The emphasis is on small projects with a research component but anyone planning overseas expeditions or fieldwork is welcome – regardless of age or experience. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience from all over the world, to help you get the most out of your journey. Chaired by artist Andrew Ranville, artists Edwina fitzPatrick, Alice Pedroletti, Feral Practice and somewhere-nowhere are hosting a TSOEG panel discussion on Sunday 10 Nov 2019, 3-4.30pm: Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in art, science, and adventure Event – Explore 2019 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK. This year, Explore is hosting the Artists in the Field exhibition
Artist somewhere-nowhere is now part of the TSOEG network. somewhere-nowhere is the collaborative practice of writer Harriet Fraser and photographer Rob Fraser. Through prose, poetry, photography and site-specific installations, which are often ephemeral, they invite conversations about the relationships between humans and the environments we inhabit and alter. Read more