Art Raft

Melinda Schwakhofer is an American artist and citizen of the Muscogee Nation with Austrian-American ancestry. She is an internationally recognised artist whose practice encompasses a range of disciplines from textiles to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography. Now based on Dartmoor, Melinda has been involved … Continue readingArt Raft

Becca Thorne

Art and the landscape each played a large part in my childhood. Growing up in rural Devon, I had immediate access to nature: the moors were only a brief drive away and holidays were spent in Snowdonia. I have written of the latter: Once at … Continue readingBecca Thorne

Trudy Roden

Last spring the Dartmoor Collective launched The Hawthorn Bursary. Working closely with the School of Photography at the University of Plymouth, the Bursary provides a £500 grant to a third year student to develop a discrete body of work based around Dartmoor. In doing do … Continue readingTrudy Roden

Susi Petherick

Now based in London, the photographer Susi Petherick spent her teenage years in Plymouth, and Dartmoor continues to feature heavily in her work. Her work itself defies genres, ranging from intimate macro to traditional landscape via ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and abstracts. However, what does … Continue readingSusi Petherick

Paul Wakelam

Paul came to our attention during the pandemic – he regularly contributed to #mycreativeweek on Twitter where his bold lines and mark making and (almost) abstractwork really stood out as a very different take on landscape painting. This summer he visited Dartmoor, which gave us … Continue readingPaul Wakelam

Maria Floyd

I take my sketchbook and sit and record what I see and how it is influencing me as an experience. I am trying to capture a fleeting moment – clouds passing, the movement of the wind across the gorse and grass. The wind and the … Continue readingMaria Floyd

Vale – Robert Darch

Robert Darch is one of Britain’s foremost photographic artists. Based in Exeter, much of his work is shot in Devon. We’ve previously interviewed Robert for the Collective about his work and practice. His first photobook, Moor, focussed around a dystopian vision of a near future … Continue readingVale – Robert Darch

Rifts and Erasures

Guy Dickinson is an architect and visual artist based in London. In 2016 he travelled down to Devon and spent 48 hours on Dartmoor taking the images that form the basis of his work Rifts and Erasures. The book itself runs to 76 pages, in … Continue readingRifts and Erasures

Desire Lines

Since the start of the current pandemic, Dartmoor, like all of the UK’s national parks, has seen a significant increase in visitor numbers due to Covid travel restrictions and a renewed interest in exploring and seeking solace in the countryside. The impact of increased visitor … Continue readingDesire Lines

Clare Benson

My work crosses the line between art and craft. My practice is rooted in drawing from observation. I draw and paint out of doors at all times of year, studying different aspects and details of the east Dartmoor landscape where I live. A favourite medium … Continue readingClare Benson