About EAP

EAP research collective statement of intention Environmental Arts Practice Research Collective grew out of discussions and shared practice from a group of like-minded people.  We are a collective of arts practitioners, academics and environmentalists who have come together to talk, collaborate and share thoughts about our environment. We are interested in what is happening to…

Finding Ms Nature

I have used investigative walking as a methodology for some time now. As most of my work is inspired by landscape I use investigative walking as a way of exploring a site using all my senses. I look for detail, touch texture, listen to the sound and breath in the air. I might record my…

Anthropomorphising Climate Change Challenge

Alongside my practice I find it important to have conversations with my students about the way they consider their own practice and what impact their design work can have. As part of a recent design workshop with students from the Arts University Bournemouth’s Costume and Performance Design course, I introduced the way in which arts…

Airton Meeting House

Silence, listening, performing, responding to landscapes and dreams… I have known the artist David Littler for quite a while, and worked with him on his Yan Tan Tethera combined arts project, Cecil Sharp House in London a few years ago. So when he got in contact about performing in a concert and collaborating on one…

Starting conversations and Sandcastles

My son and I built a sand castle on our beach yesterday, I call it our beach because it’s the patch of beach in front of our beloved beach hut down at manor steps in Boscombe. Whilst we were digging we noticed a black stripe/layer in the sand. We also noticed a grey stripe of…

Using Art for Positive Change

During this month together with my colleagues, from the Costume and Performance Design Course at the Arts University Bournemouth, I helped to coordinate and facilitate a large charity event with my students. Together we made nearly 200 sanitary kits for young girls in The Gambia. Working with the charity Days for Girls students took time…

Time

I’ve been meaning to sit down and write my next post for quite a while now. I’m not sure if I haven’t done it because I have been too busy or really because I just haven’t made enough time to put my thoughts to words. I know I find it a bit daunting not just…

The Relationship between Fashion and Nature

The 8th Future Fabric Expo presented by The Sustainable Angle in London on the 24th and 25th Jan 2019 was a busy and vibrant affair. The Expo featured talks from some of the most influential people in eco- fashions including Dilys Willams from the Centre of Sustainable Fashion at UCL, Orsola de Castro from Fashion…