Dom has a background in anthropology with an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to museum research and practice. He is currently undertaking a PhD research at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts where he developed interpretative resources for Basketry and project managed the Art and Nature Summer Schools 2011 and 2012.
Author of ‘Fighting for Birds’, Mark Avery is a birder, blogger, author and former Conservation Director at Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). In his latest book, Mark has written about the politics, the ‘shooting industry’, farmland birds and the future conservation policy.
He is Professor of American Literature in, and Head of, the School of American Studies. His current interests also include transatlantic connections in British experimental poetry, ecocriticism, and theories of the ethics and politics of close-reading. Nick’s most recent book, ‘Poetics of Loss in The Cantos of Ezra Pound’ was published in 2005.
He is currently the Geological conservation contractor at Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership. He has vast experience and an extensive body of work in the environment and heritage sector in East Anglia, UK. Norfolk’s Earth Heritage – valuing our geodiversity is one of many publications by Tim Holt-Wilson.
He is Professor of Landscape History at the School of History, UEA. Authored widely on agricultural history, landscape archaeology, and the history of English parks and gardens, especially in East Anglia. He is currently involved in the GIS-aided study of Agriculture and the Landscape in Midland England Agriculture and the Landscape in East Anglia, 1870-1950.
Isabella is an trans-disciplinary artist whose work explores how we fit in the world. She holds a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Brighton University, is an Artist Educator at SCVA and a member of the collective Camp Little Hope. Isabella is one of the artists leading the Art & Nature Summer School. http://www.isabellarosemartin.co.uk/
Kaitlin is a visual artist who works with the landscape. Her practice is a multi-disciplinary investigation into the continuous dialogue man has with the environment. She holds a BA in Fine Art from NUCA and is an Artist Educator at SCVA. Kaitlin is one of the artists leading the Art & Nature Summer School www.kaitlinferguson.blogspot.co.uk
Education Fellow (2012-13) at SCVA, Deepthi is a designer (NID) and illustrator by background. She has developed and designed interpretive resources and design strategies, for & with communities and children in India. She assisted with the Art and Nature Summer Schools 2013, and redesigned the Art & Biodiversity website along with Charley Ramm.
Charley Ramm is a web technician at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. He maintains the Art and Biodiversity website as well as cultureofthecountryside.ac.uk and basketry.ac.uk. He can generally be found in the Modern Life Cafe and is rarely seen without an iPad.
David North has a lifelong interest in wildlife and nature. He is the author of ‘Wilderness Walks, The Natural and Unnatural History of Norfolk’s Birds’, ‘Elements of the North Norfolk Coast’ and ‘Words on Wildlife’. He currently works with Norfolk Wildlife Trust and has previously worked for RSPB, National Trust and Pensthorpe Park.
My research and teaching interests encompass biochemical and molecular biological studies of the structure of DNA. The iconic double helix of DNA lends itself well to visual representation, and I have collaborated with a range of artists to highlight the links between its structure and biological function.
I am currently a Natural Sciences student at UEA. My study focuses on biodiversity conservation and other ecological interests. I have been involved in a number of conservation volunteer projects, and taught at the Art & Bio Summer School. I am interested in teaching on topics about biodiversity and conservation.
I am an artist (mainly painter), and Polish philologist, occasionally a story writer. I am a currently PhD student of art history at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. Participant of few art exhibitions, publisher of few articles.