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An interview with Chris Drury

Chris Drury is an artist with an enormous international reputation and long experience making art in, with and about nature. For this interview, Chris Drury (CD) and Veronica Sekules (VS) were seated in October 2021 in GroundWork Gallery talking about his works as he was installing them.

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Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

A huge ‘Extraction Art on the Edge of the Abyss’ project in the United States is ‘raising a ruckus’ globally to stop environmental damage. It began in the United States in 2018, initiated by the CODEX Foundation in Berkeley California. The late Edwin Dobb and Peter Rutledge Koch started it all. They wanted to rally […]

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International Women’s Day, Art & Environment

This is the week for International Women’s Day. For us it provides an excuse to celebrate women, to highlight their contribution to art and environment. The big question lots of people are asking is – ‘Is International Women’s Day a good initiative or not?’ Our question is: ‘What is it that women artists bring to […]

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Why should we create bug-friendly corridors?

GroundWork exhibitions are accompanied by environmental campaigning. We want to alert the world to the dangers faced by insects, But also we need to show what we can do to help. To do so we are collaborating with Buglife, the invertebrate charity

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Nature, art and the doorstep environment

Throughout lockdown, artists have been immensely resourceful by looking harder at local detail. Sometimes they found it on their excursions, often however it was right under their noses at home. Constantly, they contributed ideas to a wider narrative about the environment.

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Running and environment.

A young London runner talks about a sharpened sense of how running and environment connect at the moment. First we talked on film and then transcribed the text below. VS We’re talking about running and environment. And so I just wondered if we could have an overall view at the start about what you feel […]

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Grasping the Nettle – weeding, cooking and health

Veronica Sekules A boy brushed a Nettle and was stung by it. His mother told him: “It stung you because you brushed it lightly. Next time grasp it boldly and it will be soft as silk and not hurt you.”A fable attributed to Aesop. The moral? ‘Whatever you do, do it with all your might’. […]

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Why we should worry about moths.

Moths are vital to our entire ecosytem.   Why we should worry about moths? They are declining and in danger. Read on….. Adult moths are important pollinators of flowers, but their larvae, or caterpillars are also an essential part of the food chain for hedgehogs, shrews, frogs, toads and lizards, as well as for spiders and […]

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We wrote on the edge

In the last days of 2019, GroundWork invited writers to come to the edge. Seven gathered, retreating from the chaos and consumption of the days before Christmas, choosing instead to go within and consider what we could create – inspired by the interplay between art and words in the serene December light reflected from the […]

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