Fri 30 April | 5pm (BST)
Online Artist Sharing with Q&A | For all ages
BSL interpreted | Automated Closed Captions Available
Woodland Wanders (via the worldwide web)
Mia & Eric (CA) with Jane Gower and Tony Scandrett (UK)
Credit: Kate Craddock
Woodland Wanders (via the worldwide web):
Throughout April 2021, Calgary based artist duo Mia & Eric have been collaborating with Gateshead based artists Jane Gower and Tony Scandrett as part of a longer term ongoing project connecting Gateshead’s Chopwell Wood with woodland areas in Norway and Germany (www.3-woods.com).
The artist pairs have been exploring the possibilities for working collaboratively via a ‘remote’ artist residency through site responsive practices. This Artist Sharing will reveal some of the methods they have been exploring, and ask questions of the future of global cultural exchange.
Following the sharing, there will be an opportunity to engage in a Q&A with the artists involved. Woodland Wanders (via the world wide web) is funded by New Conversations, an initiative supporting creative collaborations between the UK and Canada.
Mia & Eric
Mia & Eric are a Canadian visual art duo from Calgary, Alberta who have many years experience working in socially engaged practice and site-specific public art spanning both gallery and public art contexts. Their work has been presented throughout North America and Europe. http://miaanderic.ca
Jane Gower and Tony Scandrett
Jane Gower and Tony Scandrett have been working in community arts for over 30 years. They are both recent graduates from Northumbria University's MA Theatre and Performance programme and they are regular collaborators with PUG, co-facilitating COAX: https://pugnight.co.uk/coax/
Credits and supporters
Woodland Wanders (via the worldwide web) is part of New Conversations, a programme funded and delivered by the British Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Farnham Maltings, and the High Commission of Canada in the UK.
The project is also supported by Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development and Calgary Arts Foundation through an anonymous donation to Edmonton Community Foundation.