You are cordially invited to the presentation of
Transitionland by Siobhán Humston
Thursday 12 April 2018 20.00 doors open at 19.30
Location: Admiraal de Ruijterweg 181, Amsterdam
‘Parachute Globe’ with Transitionland drawings
“During my Cultureland residency I have been inspired by the exquisite graphic beauty of the polder areas, imagining the changes that the land and water have experienced over the centuries. I am interested in this transformation, what soil, water and human hands produce and the often overlooked aspects of natural beauty. From these considerations, I have made a series of graphite drawings, a fibre arts piece sewn reclaimed denim trousers, tea bags embedded with seeds and a small but substantial sculpture created by threading together over a thousand artichoke parachutes.”
Siobhan Humston (1967) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, Canada. She holds an undergrad degree in printmaking from Crawford College of Art & Design in Ireland and was recently awarded an MFA (Art & Environment) with distinction from Falmouth University in the UK. Her life-long love of the natural environment coupled with a profound concern for its welfare fuels her desire to make art that may stimulate observers to consider their own connection to or disconnection from nature. She prioritizes using environmentally sensitive working methods, keeping in mind that ‘Art is an inseparable and essential part of human life.” (Grace McCann Morley)
Cultureland is a foundation that organizes creative work periods, projects and activities at the cutting edge of culture and nature. Cultureland began an Artist In Residence program in January 2017, giving artists time and space to develop work relating to the landscape and natural environment.