KEYWORDS: Environmental Art, Curated Landscapes, Cultural Tourism, Physical Geography, Outdoor Monuments, Survey, Fieldwork
Source – a survey of land by foot
Exploring the post-industrial landscape of a World Heritage Site in Shropshire; with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust, and the Youth Hostel Association. Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust operates ten museums and 25 scheduled outdoor monuments in Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Jackfield and Coalport, along a six-mile stretch of the River Severn. Public programmes included working with the Ironbridge Gorge Archaeology Volunteer Group (The Bedlam Transect – photographic brief), and the Ironbridge Walking Festival (cultural destinations).
+ walking residency staying at hostels
+ solo exhibition with publications
+ museum and gallery public programmes
+ countryside culture programme (trail walking)
+ workshops with volunteers, local community and family drop-in sessions
Luce Choules – project supported by Arts Council England, through Grants for the Arts
Steve Miller, Director of IGMT | Dr Matt Thompson, Senior Curator IGMT | Shane Kelleher, Museum Archaeologist (monuments and historic buildings) IGMT, Co-ordinator of the Ironbridge Gorge Archaeology Volunteer Group, and the Ironbridge Young Archaeologists’ Club | Tamsin Rowe, Curator IGMT | Ian Bapty, Industrial Heritage Support Officer | Russell Rowley, Trust Manager SGCT | Nathan Morris, Countryside Officer SGCT | Penny Ellis, Manager YHA Ironbridge Coalport.
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Ironbridge Gorge – UNESCO link