Congratulations to NSA Members Dana Finch and Dan Pyne on the inclusion of their work in a newly published 115 page full-colour, hard cover book Of Earth, For Earth consisting of dialogue between artists, community representatives, industrialists and educators. The book aims to inspire debate about human interactions with the Earth, while our consumption of resources grows ever larger and while the environments on which we depend face an uncertain future. Dana Finch is one of the editors of the book and also initiated and curated the exhibition of the same name in March 2020 at the Heartlands Museum and Heritage Centre in Pool, Camborne. The exhibiting artists there were: Dan Pyne, Jack Hirons, James Hankey, Henrietta Simson, Heidi Flaxman and Josie Purcell. Five additional artists were shortlisted and their work appears in the book – Chloe Uden, Oliver Raymond-Barker, Hetty Wilson, Alan Smith and Alison Cooke.
The book also contains essays and short texts by a wide variety of contributors who are all involved in mining in various ways and was created as part of the IMPaCT project, (at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter), which was funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
Copies of the book are available at a cost of £10 for a limited time only before they go on sale to the general public next year for around £20, and can currently be ordered by emailing D.Finch3@exeter.ac.uk . Further information at www.oefe.co.uk