Dr David Haley BA Hons (Fine Art) MA PhD HonFCIWEM
Senior Research Fellow, Director - Ecology In Practice, Route Leader MA Art as Environment
Telephone : 0161 247 1093
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Office : Righton Building / Room G10
Keywords which best describe my practice and research
Art, landscape, ecology, land management, water, futures, whole systems, well-being, embodied, global warming, climate change, extinction of species, sea level rise, restoration, population explosion, poetry, performance, installation, systems collapse, white-faced clown, resilience, sustainability, grace, question based learning, eco-centric culture, aesthetic diversity, communities of inquiry
Ecological artist, David Haley is a Research Fellow in MIRIAD (Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design) at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a founding member of SEA: Social and Environmental Arts Research Centre, A&E: Art & Ecology Research Group, Water & Well-Being and he leads the MA Art As Environment programme. Haley is an active member of the Public Art & Urban Design Observatory, the eco-arts network, greenmuseum.org, ACN (Art, Culture, Nature) and a Trustee of Helix Arts, the Mersey Basin Trust and Director of Harrison Studio & Associates (Britain) Ltd. He is, also, a Fellow of the RSA and member of the AHRC Peer Review College. In addition to ecological arts commissions, he contributes regularly to international journals, publications and conferences. His long-term ecological arts programme for Shrewsbury Museum and Gallery considers creative opportunities for the future of people living with climate change and the River Severn. Current projects include Rivers from the Future that critiques the aesthetic and ethical values of the ‘new suburbia’ over freshwater, A Walk On The Wild Side, commissioned by Urbis to perform a series of community Wild Walks for the Wild Futures exhibition and website in March 2007 and Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom with Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison to determine how we might ‘withdraw gracefully’ as the sea levels rise.
STATMENT OF ECOLOGICAL ARTS PRACTICE
Ecology: the study of organisms in relation to one another and to their surroundings, derived from the Greek word, oikos, meaning house, or dwelling.
Art: rt from an Indo-Aryan noun/adjective of the Rg Veda, meaning the dynamic process, by which the whole cosmos continues to be created - virtuously.
I perceive our ability to survive climate change as the enactment of an evolutionary narrative. My interdisciplinary research attempts to integrate quantitative and qualitative methodologies into the creative process. This informs my arts practice that generates poetic dialogues to resonate as creative interventions, in pursuit of aesthetic diversity to develop communities of inquiry for an eco-centric culture.
CURRENT APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS
Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.
Director, Harrison Studio & Associates (Britain) Ltd
Director, Board of Trustees, HELIX Arts
Director, Board of Trustees, Mersey Basin Trust
Director, Board of Trustees, INIFAE [International Institute For Art and the Environment]
Peer Review College, Arts & Humanities Research Council
Think Tank Member – Art & Ecology– RSA / ACE
Advisory Board – Arts and the Environment programme, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
External Assessor, Cumbria Institute for Art & Design, MA Landscape & Environment Course
Editorial Committee, Public Art & Urban Design Observatory
Editorial Committee, ‘Watershed’ – eco-art network
Steering Group, ‘Pathways,’ arts in mental healthcare project - Manchester C.C. / LIME
Steering Group - Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust, Alder Hey, Arts for Health
Steering Group Member - Strategic Design Guide– North West Regional Assembly
Member - The Society for Ecological Restoration
Member – Art, Nature, Culture
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