Research Explorations in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site PhD Reflections on 'The Practices of Carnival: Community Culture and Place' (Jon Croose) and 'Stone Exposures: photography, landscape change and anticipatory adaptation in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site' (Rose Ferraby)

Archive for the ‘Stone Exposures’ Category

Mat Chivers Exhibition

05.19.2012 · Posted in Art Projects, Stone Exposures

Last night I popped over to the opening of Mat Chivers new exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton. I’d never been to this gallery before, but it’s a real gem. Located in the old house and studio of Thelma Hulbert, it now has visiting exhibitions, cafe and a wonderful space for children’s art. ...


05.19.2012 · Posted in Stone Exposures

The Fossil Festival formed part of the wider Earth festival taking place on the coast this year. Crowds of people from near and far came down to Lyme Regis to take part in walks and activities. Inside the tent, I was working with the Jurassic Coast team – they had come up with some brilliant ...

Finding stories, making work

04.25.2012 · Posted in Art Projects, Stone Exposures

Last week, I headed down the coast once again. This time to Bridport, and with Nicola Thomas, John Wylie and Ian Cook from the Geography department here in Exeter. We were meeting up to continue our collaboration with Proboscis. We’d been told to bring photos, music and a camera … Arriving at PVA Media Labs ...

Spring visits

04.12.2012 · Posted in Stone Exposures

Spring is really arriving here on the coast. A couple of weeks ago I went down to Burton Bradstock to meet the artists from Proboscis to talk about time on the coast, as part of their commission by ExLab. As I drove down, the mist lay in the valleys and a haze of green was ...

Surveying in Branscombe

03.13.2012 · Posted in Stone Exposures

It has been a while since I’ve been out and about on the coast, but this weekend I went to Branscombe, where two brilliant projects are collaborating on some work in the churchyard. The Branscombe Project has been running for many years, looking at the history of the village, collecting oral histories, archives, photographs. ...

ExLab meeting, Durlston

01.30.2012 · Posted in Art Projects, Stone Exposures

A foggy day in Swanage. The cliffs, sea, castle, everything had disappeared, the sounds of birds muffled. But inside the education centre at Durlston Country Park, things were buzzing. Those involved with ExLab ( had come together to discuss progress. All 5 artists presented their work, based in different landscapes along the Dorset stretch of ...

Purbeck and Durston Country Park

01.30.2012 · Posted in Art Projects, Stone Exposures

I was lucky enough last week to have the opportunity to spend time with two of the artists involved in ExLab, down in the Purbeck area of Dorset. I spent a day with Zachary Eastwood-Bloom ( at Durlston Country Park, where he has been commissioned by ExLab to produce work that responds to the landscape ...


01.13.2012 · Posted in Stone Exposures

Earlier this week I was invited down to Lyme by Richard Edmonds (the Jurassic Coast team’s Earth Science Manager) to help a team excavate an Ichthyosaur on the beach. Richard had found a fragment of the spine in a block on Christmas day, and after days of hunting, discovered the place where the block had ...

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