june 2018

22jun10:4511:15Richard Povall - The Ephemeral River: project report10:45 - 11:15 C: Studio 3

Event Details

The Ephemeral River (UK Global Nomadic Art Project) took place at Dartington from June 9 to June 18, 2018, marking the launch of CCANW’s new Art+Science programme, a new three-year programme of exhibitions and activities reflecting our growing engagement with transdisciplinary and international working.

The Ephemeral River placed a particular focus on river systems, and in particular on the River Dart. As its name suggests, the Dart wraps around and provides a focal point within the Dartington estate: the river was our site for exploration and interrogation by artists and other invited specialists with expertise in river systems and water ecologies.

This presentation, by facilitator Dr Richard Povall and others involved in the residency reports some of the findings.

An important connection within the project is our research project with Science Walden (at Ulsan National Institute for Science and Technology) and our deeper engagement with the discourse around art and science. We look forward to working with researchers at Science Walden in this project.



Dr Richard Povall is the lead researcher on CCANW‘s research work with Science Walden. He is also the founding director of art.earth.and convenor of Liquidscapes.



(Friday) 10:45 - 11:15


C: Studio 3

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN