Network meeting

Network meeting

This network is driven by dialogue: not only between the two principal investigators, but also between generations of artists.

Formed out of a dialogue between the research interests of Nicholas Alfrey (Department of Art History, University of Nottingham) and Joy Sleeman, during the period of AHRC funding (2006-2008) the network was based at the University of Nottingham, included representatives from Nottingham (Alfrey), Slade (Sleeman) and Tate (Andrew Wilson) on its steering committee, and held two of the network's six research meetings at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square.

The network is driven by dialogue: not only between the two principal investigators, but also between generations of artists; those making work during the period under investigation, when new approaches to landscape art transformed its production, display, dissemination and discussion; and those working today whose work relates to the legacies of that period of transformation as well as to longer histories of landscape art.

In addition to the network meetings Nicholas Alfrey and Joy Sleeman have jointly authored and presented a number of papers and publications and curated an exhibition, Earth-Moon-Earth at the Djanogly Gallery, University of Nottingham (20 June - 9 August 2009) and related satellite events in London during June and July 2009. In June 2010 Alfrey and Sleeman and other members of the network contributed to 'Art and Environment' the third and final conference of the Landscape and Environment Programme held at Tate Britain.