- Fenn's Whixall and Bettisfield Moss NNR
- Saturday, July 3, 2021
- Sunday, October 31, 2021
- Morris Bridge car park Whixall Whitchurch Shropshire SY13 2RT
- West Midlands
- Natural England / Natural Resources Wales
Two internationally significant wetlands are connected by bringing sounds from New South Wales, Australia into the Mosses landscape. The soundscapes edited by Andrew Howe (UK) and Kim V. Goldsmith (AUS) feature recordings of wildlife, water and trees, poetry, history and memories of life on and around the peatbog. The piece “I am Walking” by Howe/Goldsmith explores the personal and collective experience of walking across the respective landscapes of the Mosses and Marshes.
Artists Elizabeth Turner and Keith Ashford have produced a series of waymarking sculptures which look at measuring tools and their connection with the Mosses landscape.
Keith, Liz and Andrew will be on the trail on Saturday 3rd July 11am to 3pm for you to meet and chat about the artworks.
To minimise disturbance to wildlife, the immersive soundscapes are designed to be experienced by walking in the landscape and listening with headphones via smartphone using the Echoes app. The sounds are triggered as you walk through specific locations along the trail.
The Art Trail is approx 3 miles long / about 2 hours, starting from the Morris Bridge car park at Whixall Moss. The paths are well marked and level but often wet and boggy, and may not be suitable for wheelchairs.
The Art Trail is part of the Mosses and Marshes art project led by Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith, supported by National Lottery funding from Arts Council England. Many thanks also to Natural England, Shropshire Wildlife Trust and for their assistance; and to Stephen Barlow for ecological advice and contributing bird recordings.
Further details at https://ofthemosses.com/art-trail/