"Dwindling Abundance "

Michael Geddis, Doris Rohr

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    In the exhibition "Dwindling Abundance" Doris Rohr and Michael Geddis respond to the fragile beauty of Strangford Lough’s and North Down coastal marine life. Both artists value the process of drawing as a means of slowing down and meditatively approaching and expressing their shared ecological concerns. Their creative process is driven by analytical and poetic approaches of observation, memory and imagination. This exhibition reflects the sheer diversity of marine life-forms by counter-posing the minute with the leviathan.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2015
    EventDwindling Abundance - Ards Arts Centre / Newtownards
    Duration: 29 Jan 201521 Feb 2015

    Bibliographical note

    Reference text: Carson, Rachel (1953) [1951] The Sea Around Us London: Staples Press

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    Jackson, Kevin (2011) The Worlds of John Ruskin London: Pallas Athene and the Ruskin Foundation

    Rohr, D (2012) Imagining Truth: the role of drawing within the creation of knowledge, Tracey, www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ sota/tracey/ tracey@lboro.ac.uk

    Rothenberg, David (2011) Survival of the Beautiful, London Bloomsbury

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    http://www.port.ac.uk/uopnews/2014/04/02/prawns-on-prozac-antidepressants-threaten-aquatic-wildlife/ (accessed 7th November 2014)
    Outputmediatype: Ards Arts Centre website coverage and artist's own documentation of exhibition


    • Nature
    • Ecology
    • Marine
    • Conservation
    • Drawing
    • Aesthetics


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