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Alexander Hamilton - Artist in Residence


For the month of June, artist Alexander Hamilton will be in residence at the wood, producing new artworks in response to the site

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Later this year Alexander will be returning to host some public events and hopefully an exhibition of works, but for now if you're walking in the wood you may find him making some of his beautiful cyanotype images.

Alexander's practice-led research seeks to offer new responses to environmental and ecological concerns. This involves working on specific programmes of research that are often founded on scientific data. He collaborates and enters into discussion with scientific institutions and individuals with specialist knowledge of the subject areas, in order to provide informed, yet original and personal, responses to the research – rather than simply attempting to illuminate existing knowledge. The focus of his artistic practice is plant life and through his art works, he seeks to create new responses to what is happening to our planet.

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The principal concern of his research is to change people’s relationship with what they see, to create art works that encourages the viewer to renegotiate their position in relation to there environment. The visual work produced as a result of this research provides an accessible way in which to engage with the changing ecology of the world, for both the artist, and the viewer; it will encourage audiences to, not only consider, but to monitor and strive to protect, their local and national environment.