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Emerald Explorers: Songs of Place and Time An exhibition by Mike Collier

Saturday 06 April 2024
Saturday 01 June 2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 13:00
Price: Free

The work in this exhibition resulted from a series of walks artist Mike Collier made through a Northumberland Dawn Chorus.

Image representing Emerald Explorers: Songs of Place and Time An exhibition by Mike Collier

Working collaboratively with a sound recordist Geoff Sample, poets and musicians in a variety of media, Mike attempts to show how individual bird species interact through song in the dawn chorus and re-imagine ways of visually and musically re-presenting these patterns of cultural interaction.

Mike says 'I hope to show how we might better understand our complex relationship to a more-than-human world, enabling us to value the whole world (birds, plants, animals, peoples etc) as a living ecology of cultural differences. And in these troubled times, I would like the work to share the joy I experience when listening to a dawn chorus early in a May morning'.

Alongside this exhibition, Mike will lead a dawn chorus walk with Geoff on 5 May 2024 (which is also Dawn Chorus day) at Lockhaugh Farm in the Derwent Valley in Gateshead. The walk will be followed by a talk and breakfast at Lockhaugh Farm hosted by Deborah Hunter (details to be announced). See Lockhaugh Farms website for further details. For further information on Mike Collier see

Emerald Explorers is supported by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.


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