About the Extreme Views Project
In this time of extreme – art and artists take a stand, act and deliver strategically, effect change locally, work with the mechanisms of local government, and make a difference to the lives and landscapes of England’s largest isolated coastal community.
Art Gene’s Extreme Views is a conflict resolver: examining opposing, visual, perceptual, physical, societal and political extreme views. Delivering artworks, from digital apps to artist’s sheds, portable sculpture to Extreme Viewing exhibitions.
The work builds on Art Gene’s strategic vision for the Northwest, but has a wider national resonance and relevance, which will be addressed by disseminating our strategies and methodologies through web based reporting and streamed events.
Extreme Views supports artist, engages communities in place-making in some of the most deprived areas of the country, effecting change for coastal communities.
Over subsequent years, Art Gene’s Extreme Views project will develop and evolve. This landing page will provide an overview of the various groups, event and activities all occurring under the title: Extreme Views.
We currently have a call out for two artist residency opportunities.
Download the full brief EXTREME VIEWS ARTISTS CALL OUT 2018
To find out more about any of these – click on the links for further information.
Image below: Publicity event for the Feather Your Nest workshops and events, 2018. Photo credit: Art Gene
Extreme Views – Habitat to Habitation
Image below: Mini Beast Hunt: a Landscape Working Party event, 2018. Photo credit: Art Gene
The Landscape Working Party
Art Gene’s Landscape Working Party is a volunteer group dedicated to exploring, re-invigorating and enhancing local green spaces in-between the National Nature Reserves surrounding the islands and bays of Barrow and Furness.
The Landscape Working Party – coordinated by Art Gene’s Landscape Engagement Coordinator Eve Mulholland, and funded by the Coastal Communities Team – is dedicated to propagating and distributing wildflower species throughout Barrow Borough and beyond, with the aim of linking communities to landscapes, improving health and well-being and creating abundant green corridors for both wildlife and people to thrive.
There’s a whole host of activities happening this summer for you to join in on – including mini-beast hunts, bread-baking, winkles and den building. All activities are free but booking is essential!
Find out more the Landscape Working Party here.
Download the programme of events here.