The Lines of Attraction, 17-29 April 2018
Schiehallion: contours and communities
A mini-festival of all things Schiehallion based in a yurt at the foot of the mountain. Including walks from the yurt: black grouse watch, dùn coillich: place aware walk and a contour walk. Five days of art workshops, plus meet the artist sessions, tree planting, moth identification and a last night Ceilidh with music, poetry and stories.
Held in association with:
Great Lines Exhibition Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th April 2018 at the Alan Reece Gallery, John Muir Trust, Station Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AN
And including a finale afternoon of music and talks:
‘Four Views of Schiehallion’, Saturday 28 April, 1-4pm at River Room, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR. Speakers:
Chris Fleet: Perambulations around Schiehallion: maps, landscape and society in late 18th century Perthshire
Karen Rann: The Great Lines: exploring the invention of contours and other depictions of mountain on map
Robin Johnson: Charles Hutton, the Schiehallion experiment and the mean density of the Earth
Liz Auty: A year on fairy the mountain, wildlife, people and trees
Maps and Mapping II – a roundtable Friday 8th December 2017, 2.30-5pm
Cultural Significance of Place: An interdisciplinary research group based at Newcastle University (Room 3.39, Armstrong Building)
Featuring presentations from:
Dr Jo Hicks (NUHRI Research Fellow, Newcastle University)
Isabel Williams (Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University)
Karen Rann (artist)
Dr Russell Foster (Dept. European & International Studies, Kings College London)
Chair: Dr Emma Coffield (Media, Culture, Heritage, Newcastle University)
Further details: https://csopnu.wordpress.com/events/
British Cartographic Society – Society of Cartographers Conference
Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham, DL5 6NL
5th to 7th September 2017
To book a place use the link http://www.soc-archive.org.uk/mapreality/index.html
Karen will be showing models and related work throughout the Conference and will be giving a talk about the project on the Thursday morning.
Open Studio Event, VARC Visual Arts in Rural Communities
A Sharing Day with the opportunity to meet Artist in Residence Lucy May Schofield. Also on show, models from the Great Lines Project and copies of the publication (2nd Edition)
The Great Lines Exhibition
Open from Thursday 2nd till Friday 24th June 2016
At the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle, NE1 1SE
Alongside artworks will be material held by the Lit & Phil pertaining to Charles Hutton: inventor of contour lines.
Also at the Lit & Phil, Monday 6th June, 6.00pm. ‘Charles Hutton: scientist, mathematician and the density of the Earth’, talk by Prof. Robin Johnson.
And Saturday 11th June, 10am till noon ‘Fantasy Maps’ FREE creative drop-in for families.
Saturday, April 23rd 2016
In View: Five viewpoints on a landscape
Highgreen, Tarset, Northumberland, NE48 1RP