Chrysalis Arts Development is an agency supporting the visual arts and environmentally responsible arts practice.
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Artist Conversation: Reflections on the value of using archival material and their relationship with place-based practice

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Five Hectares

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Marton Wood: A New Slow Art Initiative

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Unfolding Origins

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We connect audiences in the rural North with high quality visual arts.

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We help visual artists develop environmentally responsible arts practice.

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Seeing the Wood from the Trees: BA Fine Art Students from York St John University create artworks in response to Marton Wood

Visual responses and statements from the students.
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York St John Students engage with Marton Wood

Seeing the Wood from the Trees, a Second Year BA Fine Art project at York St John University aims to help the students respond creatively to Marton Wood and to consider their artistic practice in the context of ecological issues.
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Encouraging young people to explore the natural world around them with our Art & Nature Activity Pack

This Spring we’re encouraging young people and families to get outside and explore their surroundings. Our Art & Nature Activity Pack is chock full of resources, video tutorials and ideas to get outside and begin creating.
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Project Update by Emily Wilson, Project Manager

An Autumn update from Emily Wilson, the Project Manager of Unfolding Origins.
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Project Update by Emily Wilson, Project Manager

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Instagram for Artists: How GAP Mentee Anna Whitehouse has grown her audience using Instagram

Learn how Greening Arts Practice Mentee Anna Whitehouse used Instagram to grow her audience online.
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Unfolding Origins at Selby Abbey

As a part of our Unfolding Origins Project, this October we commissioned Artist Alun Kirby to create a series of workshops in conjunction with Selby Abbey.
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Artist Update from Lynn Setterington

Artist Update from Lynn Setterington, one of our Unfolding Origins Artist in Residence.
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Artist Update from Carolyn Thompson

An uppdate from Artist Carolyn Thompson, our Unfolding Origins artist in resident for Ryedale.
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Looking to develop a more environmentally responsible arts practice? We've pulled together over a decade of our own learning and addressing the climate crisis, with case studies from artists plus video interviews with creatives, ecologists and more.

With a range of entry points and approaches for artists at different stages in their creative practice, the time is now to question and evolve your practice to support the kind of future you want to see.

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Artwork, Medusa by Jenny McCarthy
Cactus Installation by Andy Plant, photo by Porl Medlock
Chrysalis Arts began to address environmental issues and to adopt a more ethical approach to the company’s working methods and artistic practice in 2006/2007. The development of a Slow Art philosophy and an increased focus on the climate emergency is now central to the content of our creative projects and to our CPD programmes.
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