Experiencing and creating art inspired by nature, is a powerful way to bring us closer to our beautiful landscapes and wildlife – and can help make connections that remind us why we need to protect them.
As part of that journey, we’re excited to have partnered with Thelma Hulbert Gallery and Wild East Devon on the Creative Cabin – a fun and creative space taking nature and art on tour.
Our collaboration builds on existing work such as the National Association for AONBs ‘Art in the Landscape’ and our Art on the East Devon Way project and seeks to improve understanding and facilitate relationships between the arts and AONBs in creating opportunities for emotional engagement in nature.
The creative exploration of place through music, painting, poetry, and dance opens up the experience of landscape and helps us better understand our place in the world. With better understanding comes better stewardship; the basis of a more sustainable future.
In conversation at THG is a film, made as part of the project, that features East Devon and Blackdown Hills AONB managers giving a relaxed insight into the work we do, why it’s important for people to connect with nature and the future ambitions for nature recovery within AONBs.