The lecture by artist Chis Drury will cover key works over a career spanning more than 40 years starting with Medicine Wheel made in 1982-3 and ending with works about life, death and regeneration using fungi. Drury will cover early works walking in wild places, making shelters and baskets, commissioned works outside, works with biodiversity, cloud Chambers and large woven works, to working with scientists in Antarctica and physicians in hospitals.
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Chris Drury is a British Land Artist and has worked on every continent on Earth, including Antarctica. He has been described as an eco-artist, but he seeks to makes connections between nature and culture; inner and outer; and microcosm and macrocosm. He collaborates with scientists and technicians from a broad spectrum of disciplines and uses whatever visual means, technologies, and materials best suit the situation.
Recent projects include a residency at The Nirox Foundation in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, working with paleontologists, geologists and anthropologists; a British Antarctic Survey residency in Antarctica; work for the Australian National University in Canberra; and an exhibition about place, ecology, and politics at The Nevada Museum of Art titled Mushrooms|Clouds. Over the last decade or more, Drury has worked with clinicians to link systems in the body and systems on the planet, and continues to travel and respond to diverse requests for exhibitions, collaborations, installations and site specific works outside. In 2018 he was awarded the Lee Krasner Lifetimes Achievement Award.