Friday 4 February
Location: Online via Zoom
Artist’s Talk and Discussion
Simon Read works across a range of disciplines and has extensive experience of working collaboratively to engage with environmental issues. Having lived for many years on a seagoing barge, he has focused extensively on watery landscapes and coastal erosion, contributing to the development of estuary and shoreline strategies whilst also working with his local community in Suffolk to monitor environmental impact on their surrounding landscape.
His art includes a strong focus on drawing and an integral part of his recent process has been the creation of large ‘map works’ as a means of not only reflecting on the dynamic of coastal systems but also as a means of helping the communities he works with to visualise environmental change.
He uses his teaching and research in higher education at Middlesex University to promote and network environmentally and is interested in “the role that the cultural community has in re-assimilating societal perceptions of land, ownership, responsibility and belonging.”
Please note, spaces are limited so early booking is advised. GAP Sessions have a maximum of attendees to encourage active participation. We aim to keep a similar to feel to our in-person events with an engaging, round-table style discussion.
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