Justin Carter & Susannah O’Riordan

Catch up on our Artist Talk with Justin Carter and Susannah O’Riordan.

Justin is our latest artist in residence at Fineshade Wood. His installation, Blood from Stone – Impressions of Life, is inspired by the regional relationship between Oak and Ore and the forest as a site of ancient industry.

Justin is Reader in Contemporary Practice: Art & Environment and Lecturer in Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art.

Susannah O’Riordan is the Roots of Rockingham Project Officer for the Back from the Brink project, led by Butterfly Conservation.

Susannah discusses the reintroduction of the Chequered Skipper butterfly, extinct in England since 1976, and the restoration and management of a network of woodland sites across the Rockingham Forest area, creating more habitat in which vulnerable species can thrive.

The two speakers discuss connections between their work and visit Justin’s installation at The Arches.

Justin is the second of four residencies at Fineshade Wood from 2018 to 2020 as part of our two year programme, The Forest Is The Museum. After beginning with Edwina fitzPatrick, the following residencies will be with Owl Project, plus Abigail Lane and Lala Meredith-Vula.