Campaign group 38 Degrees has announced the appointment of artistic event-making and placemaking agency Produce UK to help support their plans to engage with members and the public this July.
The 38 Degrees campaigning organisation and charity the Campaign for National Parks will launch their celebration of the nation’s best wild spaces, by working with Produce UK to host free organised walks and natural art workshops in every National Park across England, Wales and Scotland. This year’s festivities mark a significant milestone for the Campaign for National Parks as it celebrates its 80th anniversary, as well as marking a special partnership between the two organisations that has seen greater levels of protection for our National Parks over recent years.
Produce UK will be curating and producing each of the 15 ‘Inspired by Nature’ walks, taking place in each of the National Parks. They have commissioned landscape fine artist Sarah Gillespie and land artist Richard Shilling who will be curating Natural Art Workshops, hosted by local artists in each region. Both Gillespie and Shilling have credited National Parks and their wild, natural environments as inspiration for their work. Produce UK has created filmed interviews with the two artists explaining their affinity with, and support for, National Parks which can be watched online.
At f the Natural Art Workshops, participants will explore their immediate environment, open their senses, collect abundant natural materials, and create a unique piece of artwork. The workshop aims to foster a deep appreciation of nature and our National Parks.
Catherine Borowski, MD and creative director at Produce UK said:“We are absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with 38 Degrees. It is an organisation that our whole business is passionate about and we’re excited to be able to support their members to help raise even more awareness of their campaigns this year.”