Artful Migration Conference

Artful Migration Conference.

20 October 2023,  9:30am to 5:00pm at Easterbrook Hall, the Crichton, Dumfries.

The first artful migration conference will be available in person and online. It will:

REVEAL the achievements and challenges of three innovative artist residency programmes developed by Upland and Moving Souls Dance, hosted in local areas of wildlife importance. We will hear the artists’ views about the opportunities to make and exhibit work, and their engagement with local people, on the shared theme of migratory birds and their habitats.

REFLECT on how the artists have responded to the challenges facing these birds, including shifting weather patterns and changing management of habitats.

LISTEN to keynote speakers from conservation and ecological art perspectives illuminating further the contexts and approaches involved in this work, encompassing artistic practice, conservation, citizen engagement, sustainable land management and the manner in which these approaches overlap.

CONSIDER the implications of Artful Migration for global agendas on the conservation of migratory species and the complex mix of values and contexts at stake.

CELEBRATE the partnerships and collaborations stimulated by Artful Migration, and discuss where these might lead in future!

More information can be found in the Artful Migration Conference 2023 Programme and at Upland

Booking for the conference is through Eventbrite