Andrew Hardwick

Andrew Hardwick is a widely exhibited artist and RWA academician whose richly textured work explores ideas of landscape, history and memory. Although based in a studio on a smallholding close to Royal Portbury Dock near Bristol, Andrew has a long-standing affinity with the moors and … Continue readingAndrew Hardwick

Sianne Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Sianne Chambers is the third recipient of the annual Hawthorn Bursary, funded by The Dartmoor Collective. The Hawthorn Bursary aims to encourage younger photographic artists to bring fresh eyes and a new perspective to the portrayal of Dartmoor. The … Continue readingSianne Chambers

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