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Image: Eve Mulholland with St Perran’s Beavers, photo: Maddi Nicholson




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Art Gene are pleased to offer two great opportunities for experienced and enthusiastic visual artists for the Extreme Views Project 2018. The right people will have an understanding of working with communities and socially engaged arts with a practice that spans exhibiting to project work in the environment.

The Extreme Views artist-in-residence and Extreme Views Digital artist-in-residence are both opportunities for an artist or collective to work in residence from the studios at Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness. The artists’ roles will be to act as an instigator in the Extreme Views Think Tank processes and Extreme Views Tower events.  Ideally the artists will be aware of global community environmental politics and the processes that affect change. Their work will entail public artistic interventions as well.

We have extended the deadline.

Deadline 6pm Friday 10th August 2018

Download the full brief and how to apply here.



The Landscape Working Party offers opportunities for locals to discover and understand our diverse local environment, learn new skills and meet others. It also provides the chance to get involved in propagating and distributing local wildflower species throughout the Borough: creating green corridors throughout the town for both people and wildlife to enjoy.

Get involved! Coming up this summer we have a series of events: 

MOUNTAINS & MOLEHILLS: Sunday 12th August2pm-4pm

Ormsgill Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 5UY

Led by Eve Mulholland and experts in history and the natural environment. Explore the views and unusual ecology of Barrow’s artificial mountain. A legacy of what was once the largest ironworks in the world.

WALNEY FIELD STUDY: Sunday 19th August11am-5pm

Walney Community Growing Space, Mill Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 3XX

Bring your binoculars and pack your magnifying glasses! Learn about and help us record all of the different wild things that live and grow on the field.

Check out further information here.

Download the flyer for all the Summer activities here.


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