Borderlands #2

wetlands, flow, and questions of scale

Only a few days to our gathering in Dumfries on Saturday 23rd April, 2016!

Final details are almost in place, from the chocolate hazelnut cake to the dedicated work by all presenters. People will travel from Northumbria, Cumbria, the Borders as well as Dumfries and Galloway, Glasgow and Edinburgh, with a contingent arriving post-haste via Cambridge.

The workshop on the afternoon of Friday 22nd April at Kirkconnel Flow National Nature Reserve is now fully booked. Lauren Parry, a lecturer at Glasgow University, has generously offered to lead a workshop where we will take a peat core sample from the heart of a bog, find out what a scientist can learn from this, and imagine how this reveals a wetland landscape as layers of itself.

If you have a place at the workshop, practical details can be found here:

Workshop 2

The event on Saturday 23rd will be an exciting gathering, a grand chance to exchange ideas and share expertise on the specific theme of wetlands, flow, and scale with a tremendous range of inspiring and thought-provoking presentations.

See the programme for Saturday 23rd here:

BL2 programme 2

See the notes about presenters here:

BL2 speaker notes

If you have booked, please send a jpeg image / website to introduce your work, for the introductory projected slide reel.

Entrance by donation will cover costs of taking over the Stove Cafe for the day, and meals and refreshments (suggested £15 – however if you are unwaged or a student, only what is affordable).

This meeting will not only consolidate the Borderlands network, but is also a chance to visit a new arts venue in Dumfries created by the Stove Network. Thanks to all who are making this gathering possible, especially Matt Baker of the Stove Network and Mrs Green’s catering, as well as those organising presentations, displays and facilitating the sessions.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Contact for further information: Kate Foster on