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Rob and Harriet Fraser

Harriet, a writer and Rob, a photographer are both based in Cumbria.

Harriet and Rob Fraser work collaboratively as ‘somewhere-nowhere’. Their work focuses on the nature and culture of place, combining walking, camping and immersion in the outdoors with interviews, research and public engagement. Through photography and writing, with installations in rural spaces, they deliver creative projects that reveal the stories of the natural environment and the people connected with it, and invite others to engage in debate about pressing environmental issues.

Rob and Harriet work independently and in conjunction with organisations and specialists connected with the natural environment, ranging from national park authorities and conservation trusts to farmers, scientists and environmental data analysts. Land Art has become an increasingly important aspect of their practice, with temporary installations created across Cumbria as part of The Long View(2016-2017), Harriet’s MPhil in Open Fell Poetics(University of Glasgow, 2015-2017), and a triptych of permanent sculptures added to the Cumbrian landscape in 2017.

The Frasers work has been widely published, has featured on radio and TV, and has been shown across the UK at venues including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Grizedale Forest, Great North Museum: Hancock, Wordsworth Museum, Royal Geographical Society, ONCA, and Royal College of Art. They are members of the Landscape Arts Network, research associates with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, fellows of the Royal Geographical Society and artists with the Temporal School of Experimental Geography. They are special advisers for the UK’s Tree Charter, and Harriet was the Tree Charter’s poet in residence throughout 2017. In Cumbria, they have worked with more than 30 schools, and led ‘artful’ walks with more than 500 people.

More information at www.somewhere-nowhere.com

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Opportunities to see Rob and Harriet Fraser

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