Christopher Wallbank is a drawer, painter and printmaker. His work explores pictorial space and the experience of landscape, more often than not in the wild environments where he is most at home working in response to the changing elements and rhythm of nature. He is interested in the role visual art can play in presenting […]
Hanna Tuulikki is an Edinburgh-based artist, composer and performer, working primarily with voice and gesture, to create site-specific performances that unearth an essential relationship with the lore of places. Photography, film, drawing, text, and visual-scores extend the work. Her largest project to date, Air falbh leis na h-eòin | Away with the Birds (2010–2015) investigates the mimesis of birds
Katrina Porteous is a poet, historian and broadcaster, much of whose work involves a detailed and loving celebration of the people, landscapes and wildlife of the Northumbrian coast where she lives. She has written extensively about local inshore fishing traditions, and often works in collaboration with artists and musicians, including painter James Dodds (Longshore Drift) and
Jeremy Mynott is the author of: Birdscapes: birds in our experience and imagination(2009), described by the Guardian reviewer as ‘the finest book written on why we watch birds’; Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words (2018), shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize; Knowing your Place: Wildlife in Shingle Street (2016), arising from a local biodiversity survey; and most recently, with Michael
Harriet Mead is an award-winning sculptor and the President of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA). The influence of her late father, the ornithologist, author and broadcaster, Chris Mead, meant it was probably inevitable that she should take an interest in natural history and use it in her work. During her time at the helm of the SWLA,
Michael McCarthy was the environment editor of The Independent newspaper from 1998 to 2013 and won a number of prestigious awards for his commitment to and coverage of the environment, including the RSPB medal, the Dilys Breeze medal of the BTO and the silver medal of the Zoological Society of London. He now writes a weekly column
Richard Mabey is the author of some forty books including the bestelling plant bible, Flora Britannica, Weeds, Whistling in the Dark and the memoir Nature Cure, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Ondaatje and Ackerley Awards. His life of Gilbert White won the Whitbread Biography Award. He contributes regularly to radio and the national press, and has written a personal
Paul Jepson came to academia after a successful career in conservation management and policy. He has consulted for a wide range of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations and was Indonesia Programme Coordinator for BirdLife International (1991-1997). He started his career as a local government countryside officer developing new urban conservation initiatives in Manchester and Shrewsbury (UK).
Nicola is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow in the Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield. She is interested in reproductive behaviour and physiology (mainly of birds), as well as engaging young people in science and research. You can find out more via her research or CV pages or by following her on Twitter @HemmingsNicola1.