Inspiration from Nature #007


Image: Kusama at age 10, Collection of Yayoi Kusama, 1939


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1. Listen
Bloom Podcast Episode One - an audio celebration of gardening and nature. Scottish musician Erland Cooper talks about growing up in Orkney, and the way its wildlife and sea-crashed landscape have become part of his music.

Image: Erland Cooper


2. Attend
'Rootbound: Rewilding a Life' Book Launch. Mixing memoir, horticulture and history, Rootbound (Canongate, January 2020) examines how bringing a little bit of the outside in can help us find our feet in a world spinning far too fast.

3. Watch
The Forest Sings: the curious sights and sounds of the Black Forest. Nick Ballón’s four-minute film blends fact and fiction as he follows a group of alphorn players through a mountain range in Germany

Image: Alcuin Stevenson / Studio Olafur Eliasson


4. Visit
David Nash: 200 Seasons at Towner Art Gallery.  The exhibition is a major survey of Nash’s career from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring his unique contribution to British sculpture and the international Land Art movement. 
Image: View of the exhibition