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15 September 2022 – 30 June 2023
All day
Free

Cultural Reforesting

Orleans House Gallery

Cultural Reforesting – voices of the ecosystem

Artwork and image by Eden Spence 
Artwork and image by Eden Spence 

15 September 2022 – 30 June 2023
All day
Free

Cultural Reforesting

Orleans House Gallery

Visit Orleans House Gallery and download the Echoes App to enjoy a series of free conversations as you walk through the grounds.  

These conversations explore the question, how to do we renew our relationship with nature?  Listen to artists, scientists, and other researchers as they explore the topic. 

This is part of the Cultural Reforesting programme. Cultural Reforesting is a series of artist-led, multi-disciplinary projects. They are looking at the ecological crises of our time. Scientists have marked this decade as the crucial 10 years in which to find solutions. Indeed, Richmond Council declared Climate Emergency in 2019, so what can we all do?    

Scan the QR code or click the link to download the app and listen in. 

There are five walks available: 

Vigil by Eden Spence. This is an artwork which explores the black poplar in the grounds. 

Nestor Pestana – Empathy and world building (Remember the Future In Conversation). You can find this talk online, here: Talk with Nestor Pestana

May Abdalla and Monica Gagliano – Messages from a Post Human Earth (In Conversation). You can find this talk online here, Talk with May Abdalla and Monica Gagliano 

Bryony Benge-Abbott – Wild Drawing and the more-than-human world (Remember the Future In Conversation). You can find this talk online here, Talk with Bryony Benge-Abbott

Ackroyd & Harvey – Germinating history (Remember the Future in conversation). You can find this talk online here, Talk with Ackroyd & Harvey 

Take part by sharing your thoughts with us at #CulturalReforesting or email us artsinfo@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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Cultural Reforesting is about:   

  • Environmental justice    
  • Biodiversity, ecology and botany    
  • Climate Emergency    
  • Indigenous knowledge and perspectives    
  • Local solutions    
  • Imagination and creativity    
  • Well-being    
  • Eco-centrism    
  • Education