When did you last see a cow? How do sheep see us? These are just a few of the stories told in our new FIELDS engagement programme.
Over the past three years the FIELD project has run a range of engagement activities across the country with members of the public, which have explored UK cattle and sheep farming, and animal health and welfare. Here we reflect upon the value of these creative methods for creating opportunities for in-depth engagement, especially for a potentially contentious topic such as livestock production.
What stories can a gate tell? That’s the question FIELD artist in residence Shane Finan poses in his latest blog.
In the first of a series of blogs reflecting on his residence with the project, Shane Finan talks looking at sheep as an artist, and how sheep view us in return.
Choices and viewpoints are often seen as "one or the other". The representation of farming in the media is no exception. Artist in residence Shane Finan explores the tension between care and necessity in his latest blog.