Sharing the field: Art in the Landscape and Landscape Archaeology

Start: Nov 30, 2013 10:00 AM
End: Nov 30, 2013 05:00 PM

Location: UCL Institute of Archaeology

CHALK: Wolstonbury Hill, West Sussex, 2011. Performer Atsushi Takenouchi. Photo Paul Winter

A one-day conference on Art in the Landscape and Landscape Archaeology will be held at the Institute on 30 November 2013.

The conference will explore the value of artistic approaches to the interpretation of archaeological landscapes - from the deep past to the contemporary past  - and conversely how the practice and results of landscape archaeology inform artistic approaches to urban, rural and industrial landscapes.

It will bring together artists and archaeologists, with an open invitation to those from related disciplines, to consider the inter-relationships between site-specific art in the landscape and landscape archaeology.


  • Art and archaeology in the urban landscape: legibility vs habitability - Dr James R. Dixon, Senior Archaeologist, Museum of London Archaeology
  • It's time to talk about GTA5 and how to engage an obsessed generation of game players with archaeological heritage - Robyn Mason, Dept. of Archaeology, NUI Galway / Archaeological Consultant, RealSim Games
  • The Biface Graphy project and open scroll installations - Lia Wei, School of Oriental and African Studies     
  • Exploring future landscapes through art and archaeology - Dr Gavin MacGregor and Ingrid Shearer, Northlight Heritage
  • Landscape to colour - Onya McCausland, Honorary Research Assistant, Slade School of Fine Art 
  • Walking the landscape: A perfectly immersive augmented reality - Rachel Henson, filmmaker
  • For the OakDr Sharon Morris, Deputy Director, Slade School of Fine Art
  • What are we doing here? RED EARTH in the landscape - Simon Pascoe and Caitlin Easterby, RED EARTH
  • Up in the Air - David Fine, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Sheffield
  • HAPPIDROME - Elizabeth Haven, University College Falmouth 
  • Art, archaeology, inspiration and landscape along the Shinano River in Japan  - Dr Simon Kaner, Head, Centre for Archaeology and Heritage, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.


This conference is organised by APERTURE - a cultural engagement collaboration between the UCL Institute of Archaeology & RED EARTH, an international arts organisation specialising in creating site-specific work (installations & performances) within, and in response to, prehistoric landscapes.

The APERTURE project, funded by UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities, is scoping out the potential of cross-disciplinary collaborations and the development of public-facing cultural events linked to a number of current landscape based research projects at UCL. For further information contact Hilary Orange (Research Associate).