GAP Session 4

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Karen Guthrie – Friday 30 November, 2018

For the fourth in our series, we were delighted to welcome the award-winning artist Karen Guthrie.

Karen Guthrie is a cross-disciplinary artist who was raised on the West coast of Scotland and now lives on a smallholding in the rural Lake District, the headquarters of arts organisation Grizedale Arts. Karen works primarily in public and socially-engaged art and in film-making, also freelancing in a number of capacities (from warden to Head Gardener to web developer) for Grizedale Arts. She described her work as Head Gardener at Grizedale as an integral part of her practice. She discussed her involvement in several long-term projects, including a collaboration with archeologists and the artist Nina Pope. In 2017 she was a National Trust artist-in-residence at Acorn Bank near Penrith, producing garden plant distillations for a sensory installation, ’The Years Of Magical Thinking’.