An exploration in collaboration with the artist’s husband (who is a bird ecologist with the Waterfowl and Wetlands Trust) of how barnacle geese have been represented in visual art and how this has affected their public perception and the management of the population over the decades. The exploration will be through public engagement projects and education work as well as the artist’s own work.
The team: Philippa Mitchell & Carl R.Mitchell, Senior Research Officer, The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
The Imagining Natural Scotland conference took place at St Andrews University on 27 August 2013 with 118 delegates in attendance. The keynote speech was given by renowned science writer and leader of the Campaign for Real Farming, Colin Tudge. There were also talks from Professor Hayden Lorimer of Glasgow University on ‘Futurenature? Making room for the ruinous, botched and remediated?; Petra Biberbach, CEO Planning Aid for Scotland on the ‘By Leaves We Live’ project and Tom Dawson from the School of History at University of St Andrews on the need to document – and in some cases preserve – Scotland’s coastal heritage before it is lost to erosion.