Gallery Talk: The Beauty Spot

Archive Events & Talks (29 April 2015, 7.00pm - 9.00pm)
Four speakers explore our complex relationship with natural world.
Art historian Dr Alexandra Loske outlines late 18th century concepts of the beautiful, the sublime and the picturesque and discusses the relationship between nature and the individual – a key subject in Romantic landscape painting.

Ecologist Rich Howorth is Project Officer for Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership. He explains how our contemporary perceptions of nature impact on biodiversity and how the Partnership is trying to address this.

Dr Martin Jordan is a psychotherapist, counsellor and international expert on ecopsychology. He introduces this new field of practice, which focuses on our emotional and psychological connection with the natural environment.

Hayley Skipper, Curator of Arts Development for the Forestry Commission England. Focussing on Jerwood Open Forest, Hayley will describe how commissioning artists opens up the possibility for new encounters with nature, and art.

In partnership with Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere.
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