In Land/Sea Mike Perry focused our attention on the growing environmental crisis at home.
This powerful exhibition of landscape photography challenged conventional ways of seeing our coastline and countryside, and opens our eyes to society’s broken relationship with the natural world. Perry’s work sparks conversation about how to restore healthy ecosystems and bring back a wilder landscape.
About the Artist
Mike Perry lives and works in Pembrokeshire, where he made many of the works in this show. His contemporary landscape photography reveals the conflict between human activities and the urgent need to tackle our environmental problems. Find out more on Mike Perry’s website.
Online Event Recordings
Landscapes for the Future? Digital panel discussion chaired by broadcaster Jamie Owen
Jamie Owen joins the artist Mike Perry, Dr Sarah Beynon, conservationist and founder of The Bug Farm, Ian Rickman, Deputy President of the Farmers’ Union of Wales and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Member, Dr Rosie Plummer. Hear these expert voices debate the challenges ahead, the changes that can make a difference, and how we can benefit from restoring nature.
Mike Perry and Dr Bronwen Colquhoun ‘In Conversation’
Contemporary landscape photographer, Mike Perry joins Senior Curator of Photography at Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales, Bronwen Colquhoun in conversation discussing the themes, methods and motivation behind Mike’s work.
In the Autumn Term of 2021, Ffotogallery worked with the children of St. Monica’s Primary School in Cathays, Cardiff, to investigate the effects of pollution on our local beaches in South Wales. The St Monica Primary School project was inspired by artist Mike Perry’s work, his exhibition Land/Sea, and particularly Perry’s Môr Plastig body of work.
How can we make our landscapes wilder?
Share your response to Land/Sea and join in the conversation online.
Films (links to external content)
Audio (links to external content)
- Moor Plastig – Mike Perry talks about his work, the Welsh landscape, and the complex issues which surround it, against a backdrop of sound collected and performed in the environment by composer Matthew Lovett.
Education Pack (links to external content)
Help Restore Nature
There’s lots you can do to help restore nature, tackle climate change and clean up plastic pollution!
- You could start gardening for nature For more information visit the Wales Biodiversity Partnership website ‘Gardening for Wildlife’ page
- Do a 2-minute beach clean For more information visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website ‘Two Minute Beach Clean’ page
- Take part in the Big Butterfly Count. For more information visit the Butterfly Conservation website ‘Big Butterfly Count’ page
- EcoDewi is local community group that organises sustainability projects on the St Davids Peninsula. For more information visit the ‘EcoDewi’ Facebook page.
Volunteer with the National Park
- There are a wide range of opportunities available, from practical conservation work to back office support. For more information visit our Volunteering page.
Use Photography to Track Climate Change
- Changing Coasts documents the effects of climate change on coastal erosion by asking the public to take photographs at key locations and submit them to us. For more information visit our Changing Coasts page.
Helping Landowners Make a Difference
- Conserving the Park is a National Park Authority scheme that plays a niche role in working with local landowners to restore wildlife habitat with benefits for a variety of wildflowers, butterflies, birds, mammals and reptiles. For more information visit the Conserving the Park page.
Land/Sea is a Ffotogallery Touring Exhibition curated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery, and Ben Borthwick
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