Caught by the River

Natives Journal

15th April 2016

natives_pack Every so often, something really special comes our way out of the blue. Natives Journal is one such example.

Founded by Nicolas Burrows (of the Nous Vous collective), Natives Journal 1 is the result of the first Natives residency, which took place at Low Parkamoor, a converted stone barn overlooking Coniston Water in the Lake District. As Nicolas explains on the Natives site, ‘artists or makers – from whatever discipline – are ‘native’ to the cultural landscape, simultaneously shaping and adapting to it. The aim of this project is to gather together practitioners who share a sensitivity towards landscape, wilderness and walking, opening up collaborative possibilities, allowing for a closer connection with the landscape and exploring alternative ways of living and making.’

The journal comprises drawings, photographs, poetry, and even an eight-minute audio soundtrack, accessible via a QR code. Natives Journal 1 is available to buy here. Natives Journal 2, resulting from a recent residency in Yorkshire, is on its way and will be published in September.

Keep tabs on the publication’s progress via the Nous Vous Twitter account.