Carbon Capture & Pigment

April 23, 2022

Long Mead Wildlife Site
Swinford
OX29 4DU
United Kingdom

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Description

This unique workshop combines cutting-edge science from Open University expert Dr. Clare Lawson with hands-on exploration of charcoal as an art media led by local artist Eric White. 
 
Clare studies carbon storage in the soils of biodiverse floodplain hay meadows in the local area, including Long Mead's ancient wildflower meadow. Her preliminary results suggest that floodplain meadows can be as good as peat bogs at sequestering carbon. So, this is your chance to dig deeper into the science of Climate Change mitigation and to better understand the world beneath our feet.  
 
Eric has been perfecting the art of pastels for many years will guide and inspire you to respond artistically to the science using a form of carbon -charcoal. Charcoal itself is a simple transformation of the carbon stored in the trunks and branches of trees. Produced by fire, it has been used since prehistory as a pigment in art and in social rituals and is still valued by artists for its expressive qualities. Whatever your artistic ability Eric will guide and inspire you to use and create with charcoal.
 
Cost: £10 (non members) NRN Members Free but places limited (Adults and Teen)

Featured Speakers

Speaker Clare Lawson and Eric White




Organizer

Alice Walker Art & Long Mead




Date and Time

Sat, April 23, 2022

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT+0000) Europe/London

Location

Long Mead Wildlife Site

Swinford
OX29 4DU
United Kingdom

This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite …

This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite the pub) recogniseable by the row of rusty birds on the gate and a thatch barn in the orchard.


If you need to travel by car please use the Eynsham Sports Pavillion car park (1 Oxford Rd, Eynsham, Witney OX29 4HG). It is marked with a green pointer on the map. It is 7 minutes walk from us.

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