Human-Nature: Art, horticulture & choreography across the growing season - Exhibitions 2014 ← Visual Arts ← Siobhan Davies Dance

Human-Nature: Art, horticulture & choreography across the growing season - Exhibitions 2014

We are as much natural material as plants are and it is in our nature to create with all the materials we can reach.” Siobhan Davies, Artistic Director

Siobhan Davies Dance presents a new series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and performances.

From guerrilla gardening to artworks which fuse technology with organic matter, Human-Nature brings together horticulturists, artists, architects and choreographers to create new work. Drawing on the choreographic roots of Siobhan Davies Dance, the programme explores the dynamics of the relationship between people and plants.

Curated by Vicky Long (arts producer) and Alison Proctor (producer, Siobhan Davies Dance), makers have been invited to create work in synchronicity with the seasons. Working with live material, the collaborators draw attention to changes in nature which can be easily missed, or which we often only experience at a distance.

Human-Nature is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2014 and presented in association with Cityscapes, The Garden Museum, The Royal Horticultural Society, The Landscape Institute, The Chelsea Fringe Festival, Elefest, Entelechy Arts and Nomad.

Human-Nature is funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation, Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts), Big Lottery Fund (Awards for All), Worshipful Company of Gardeners, Delancey, Kew Gardens Grow Wild, Wellcome Trust and the Siobhan Davies Dance Commissioning Fund.

‘Whether you are a professed art-lover, a concerned environmentalist, or both, Human-Nature is guaranteed to tickle your imagination, challenge your preconceptions and maybe even make you consider nature in a new light.’ Run-Riot

‘There are plenty of events, workshops and performances from guerrilla gardening to medicine meadows scheduled within the Human-Nature series so make sure you keep an eye out.’ Crafts Council

Past events

Connect & Grow, 1 Apr – 14 Dec 2014

Connect & Grow

Christian Kerrigan Exhibition Tour, Thu 6 Nov 2014, 2–3pm

Christian Kerrigan Exhibition Tour

Extend it - Moving Nature
Movement & Science
, Tue 21 Oct 2014, 10am–3pm

Extend it - Moving NatureMovement & Science

Connect & Grow Exhibition, 23 Jan – 19 Feb 2015

Connect & Grow Exhibition

Lichen Colony, 1 May 2014 – 1 Apr 2015

Lichen Colony

EXHIBITION: As above, so below, 15 May – 21 Sep 2014

EXHIBITION: As above, so below

EXHIBITION: Lines, Levels, Layers, 18 Jul – 21 Sep 2014

EXHIBITION: Lines, Levels, Layers

Kim Norton exhibition tour, Tue 16 Sep 2014, 2–3pm

Kim Norton exhibition tour

Nomad Medicinal Suggestion Box, 20 Apr – 1 Oct 2014

Nomad Medicinal Suggestion Box

Observing Urban Ecology, Sun 18 May 2014, 3pm

Observing Urban Ecology

Planting Steps Walk, Sat 28 Jun 2014, 11.30am–2.30pm

Planting Steps Walk

Seeding the City - Day 1, Sat 17 May 2014, 2.30–6pm

Seeding the City - Day 1

Seeding the City - Day 2, Sun 18 May 2014, 11.30am–2.45pm

Seeding the City - Day 2

The Mobile Meadow - Seed Harvesting, Sat 4 Oct 2014, 2–3.30pm

The Mobile Meadow - Seed Harvesting

The Mobile Meadow - Seeding Event , 29–30 Mar 2014, 2–4pm

The Mobile Meadow - Seeding Event

The Mobile Meadow - Seedling Walk, Sun 29 Jun 2014, 2–4pm

The Mobile Meadow - Seedling Walk