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September 03, 2008

The Slow Art and Slow Poetry Trail

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Impossible Triangle Strid Wood by Jim MoranI am delighted to announce that the Slow Art Trail in Strid Wood will officially launch on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2008 at Strid Wood, Bolton Abbey Estate, North Yorkshire. The Slow Art Trail is the work of the wondrous Chrysalis Arts - follow the link above.

Many new “slow poems” of mine will be exhibited as public art in the woodland and as poetry art posters in the Strid Wood Exhibition Centre. 

After discussions about realisation, the artist Kate Madisson is installing them. There will be preview in the wood and visitor centre on Friday 26th September

Working in the spirit of Ian Hamilton Finlay, my poems were written in Strid Wood or by the River Wharfe as its moves through the woods, and the pieces are realised as visual art using natural and non-toxic materials. 



The Academy

Of Ancient Rootsystems is

Open. Hush. Listen.


from ‘15 Ankle-High Haiku’

This poetry series is part of the new Slow Art Trail, one of the aims of which is to raise awareness of environmental issues and to explore how artists can develop a more sustainable approach to their creative practice. The project connects with the slow food concept of taking more time to appreciate quality, sourcing materials locally and highlighting issues such as re-using and recycling, sustainable transport and responsible travel. Other artworks in Strid Wood include sculptures by Steve Gumbley, Laura Ellen Bacon, Johnny White, Jane Revitt and Andy Plant.

The Slow Art Trail begins at Skipton Auction Mart where a special free bus will travel to the Strid Wood Exhibition Centre, Bolton Abbey, on the weekend of 27-28th September. Here the route continues on foot through the woods via the Cumberland Trail. The bus will depart from Skipton Auction Mart every 30 minutes from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on the hour, and return on the half hour from the Strid Wood Exhibition Centre from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. See you there.

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