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Social [practice]: Creative Roaming #2

Sat 19 Aug 2023



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10.30am - 3pm

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Social [practice]: Creative Roaming #2

Creative Roaming #2 hosted by Erika Cann

Join us for a social walk along a section of the Green Circle and meet like-minded creative people in the process! Exploring ideas of boundaries, observation and roaming both in a creative sense and in the landscape, we will be sharing discussions about our creative practices.

We want to encourage conversations between people from different creative backgrounds working in/connected to the local area and ask that you are open and welcoming to everyone, using the event as an opportunity to chat to people you haven’t met before. We will walk to the Belvidere Meadows where there will be a chance to sit and share some observations/ideas – then we’ll walk back together. Please bring plenty of water and snacks as there won’t be any amenities on the walk.

This event is open to everyone – the walk is 40 mins (1.8 miles) each way from Exeter Phoenix. We will be walking at a gentle pace and taking our time – we have accommodated for regular rests and a break at our midway point.

The rough route is: Exeter Phoenix – Hoopern Valley – Taddiforde Valley – Belvidere Meadows
There is information on the Green Circle route access here

Please get in touch if you have any access questions.

NB this walk is weather dependent…please check with Exeter Phoenix Box Office beforehand if in doubt

About the facilitator

Erika Cann is an artist whose home lies between the granite tors of Dartmoor National Park and the dynamic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast. Her work investigates place through accounts, both historical and contemporary, within the guides and maps of an area. She navigates the environment through climbing – pushing, pulling, jamming and squeezing her way up and through time, geologies and accumulated narratives. The work takes the form of photography, film, and printmaking, which is often imbued with language.

Erika is an advocate for public access to nature and has recently been awarded a New Perspectives bursary from Campaign for National Parks to use her practice to engage local communities with public transport access to Dartmoor National Park. She hopes to engage local communities with the landscape in a position of care and enjoyment through exploration, which is ecologically considered yet adventurous.



Social [practice]: Creative Roaming

This programme of events offers an alternative platform for artists and creative producers to meet and make together in a series of practical projects hosted by creative practitioners.

In this new series we invite you to put on your walking shoes and join our hosts to explore the role that walking plays in connecting artists to the landscape and the way it creates a space for processing ideas and facilitating conversations.


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