Thursday, June 16, 2011

Art Trek Reminder

A reminder - the Art Trek - a part of the North Devon Festival - is on for two more weeks.
Here is a link to Rob Walker's page:
His work is on show at the West Gallery in beautiful West Putford, in the quiet and rural area between Bideford and Holsworthy.
They are fighting proposals for numerous wind turbines in this are, the closest ones to the Gallery being at Wheeler's Cross.

And I will be open the next two weekends, here is my page:
Although luckily, because of the hill in between, you can't see it from the fields by my studio/home, the Fullabrook Down Wind Farm already dominates most of the scenery in the Barnstaple Braunton area.

Stella Levy, who organizes the Art Trek is also a supporter of Artists against wind farms. On her page there is a link to the Two Moors Campaign, fighting a proposal for 9 x 104m turbines at Batsworthy Cross - an area often called the Gateway to Devon, near Exmoor.

It would be great if more artists were prepared - in the words Martin Hesp used in his Western Morning News column last week - to "come out of the closet". I call it "putting your head above the parapet", and it isn't always easy, so I totally understand anyone who doesn't want to do so in public, but there comes a tipping point, and it is getting closer.

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