Welcome to the site for artists attending the Geumgang Biennale Art Nature 2016. Currently this site is being used by invitation only to post your thoughts and comments about being at the Biennale. Although the site is publicly accessible, this address has not yet been advertised in any way, so your posts will be mostly seen only by other invited participants.

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For more information about this site contact Richard Povall   There is also an official Biennale site in Korean and English

Wish I was there…

This year has been one of turning corners and making breakthroughs for me as an artist, and being included in the Special Video Exhibition section of Breathing Art in the 7th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale has been no exception. Making art – especially moving image work...

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Last day

It’s 4.30am as I write this – lunchtime in Gongju. There is rain headed our way, and it’s been cooler overnight than it’s been for more than a week. I suspect today will have the promise of autumn in the air; not the crisp, bright autumn, but the wet, glowering autumn...

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Nearly there…

Martyn says: 'It is all go go go with many artists finishing up and the last few having a panic' I'm quite sure this is true, and one of the frustrations of looking on at this process from afar is not really experiencing that sense of urgency and building excitement...

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3 interviews

It's 7.20am here in an overcast UK and already I feel like much has been achieved. I have just spent a very rich couple of hours speaking with three of the Biennale Artists: François Davin (France), Olga Ziemska (USA/Poland), and Ahmad Nadalian (Iran). Our...

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Two quotes from the Seminar

뭘 만들어야 한다는 생각 때문에 종이도 가져가고, 물감도 가져 가고, 톱도 가져가고, …그런데 결과적으로 볼 때 그런 것들이 소용이 없었어요. … 오히려 그런 것 들은 생각하지 않고 자연의 환경 속에서 내가 같이 묻어서, 모래도 이용하고, 풀도 이용하고, 드러 누워보기도 하고, 만져 보기도 하고 … 이런 것들이 오히려 더 자연스럽더라구요. (고승현, 2011, 발표자와의 인터뷰) thinking that I had to make something, I carried...

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Nature Art Seminar (papers)

Nature Art Seminar at Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 20 August 2016 Session 1 (10:30-12:00)Dr Richard PovallWhat is Ecological Art? Paper (pdf)   Cho Jae-weon"Science Walden" project through the artists and scientists in collaboration betweenCollaboration between...

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Updating on the Seminar

I have just signed off from my presentation at Geumgang. Skype is an imperfect technology, however amazing it is that I can be giving a presentation and asking questions live across the other side of the world. It was often quite hard to hear. That said, there were...

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Seminar beginning shortly

I'm just about to join the day-long Seminar which is a feature of the Biennale encampments. It's 1.40am here in the UK - certainly the first time I've addressed a large group of people most of whom I have not yet met at that time of day! I believe the temperature has...

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Posting via Twitter and Instagram

If you want to add a post via Twitter, just include @ArtNature2016 in a tweet and it will appear in the feed at the bottom of this page. This is open to anyone. We're also working on bringing up the instagram feeds of artists involved in the Biennale. Watch this...

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Posting by email

It's possible to post simply by send an email to geumgang-blog@ccanw.org.uk This will only work if you have been invited to participate and you are sending from your own email address. It can take up to 10 minutes for your email to appear as a...

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How to add a post

To add a new post, click on the + New and select 'Post' Give your post a title The you can add whatever text or images you like. On the RIGHT SIDE of the page towards the bottom, you will see 'Set Featured Image' You can upload a new image to be your 'featured image'....

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In Other Tongues (residential short course)

June 10, 2017, 9:00am - June 14, 2017, 4:00pm

In Other Tonges: intimate geographies, ecologies of conversation. A residential short course with poet Alyson Hallett and writer and illustrator Mat Osmond, with guests. Taking the idea of geographical intimacy as its starting point, this five-day residential course offers a special opportunity to explore how we relate to the poetics of place. It’s a chance to engage in practical, playful and serious enquiry into our experience of landscape and all things that inhabit it - from those that can be seen and heard, to those living in more in-between or imagined spaces. Creative use of words form the core of the course along with image-making, voice and embodied exercises. We will work both indoors and outdoors as we deepen and attune more to ourselves and our experiences of place. Find more information at inothertongues.info/short-course/

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In Other Tongues

June 7, 2017, 4:00pm - June 9, 2017, 4:00pm

In a couple of weeks we'll be announcing the programme for this, our next international conference and summit. Find out more at inothertongues.info/about/. Early bird booking is open until early February.

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Opening Reception: Clare Bryden and Liz McGowan

March 31, 2017, 5:00pm - March 31, 2017, 7:00pm

Please join us for the opening reception of an exhibition of work by artists Clare Bryden and Liz McGowan. Clare is showing “Green|Blue” a series of 21 black & white images of 'trees', derived from Environment Agency data of land at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, separating out 21 river catchments around the South coast from the Sussex Ouse to the Bristol Avon and rotating the image so the 'tree' is upright. Liz is showing work inspired by where she lives. This work, mainly graphite on paper, uses the tiny mammal bones from owl pellets found here which are impressed into the paper in patterns that recall: eye, penumbra, moon, egg, Will-a-wix is a local name for a barn owl.

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