Environment and Sustainability Artists in Residence Online
20 Mar 2021 - 23 Jun 2021
The Collection Museum is delighted to host Fiona Carruthers and Conohar Scott as our two Environment and Sustainability Artists in Residence Online.
Fiona Carruthers' multi-disciplinary practice has at its centre a desire to acknowledge our uncertain futures and an understanding that we urgently need to prepare, adapt and reimagine new ways of thinking and being. Her work is also informed by her own physical disability and post-traumatic growth, both outcomes of surviving local flooding. Often playing with ideas of material significance, scale and uncertainty, Carruthers creates propositions which invite us to think about what it means to be human and what the future might look like.
Conohar Scott is an artist and photographer interested in the representation of industrial pollution in photography, and the application of art as a tool for environmental advocacy. As part of his artistic practice, Scott runs Environmental Resistance, an online repository of polluted spaces. Here he works in collaboration with researchers in environmental science, computing, law, geography, linguistics, graphic design, and in partnership with environmental activist networks, the repository exists to raise awareness about incidents of industrial pollution and to campaign for ecological justice. Scott is a Senior Lecturer in photographic theory and a practicing artist at the School of Film & Media, University of Lincoln.
This project has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England.
Image credit: Banner showing extract of Albion Fields by Fiona Carruthers, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.