trudi entwistle


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I am a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University and practice both as an artist and landscape architect. My artwork lies somewhere between the boundaries of land art, sculpture and design. It is site specific and investigates how sculptural forms integrate with their surroundings, interacting with human movement and the changing elements of light, weather, natural growth and decay. For more than fifteen years commissions have taken me to wild places and urban environments throughout the world, where my work, either temporary or permanent, has been used as a stage for theatrical production, play and social gathering or remains, simply, as a focus for the solitary act of contemplation.

Current Project / WATER@LEEDS

The intention of this residency is to work alongside scientists and engineers within water@leeds (at the University of Leeds) to initiate creative exploration into the unique character of the upland landscape of the West Yorkshire uplands/South Pennine area. The residency will seek to sculpturally respond to place and the influence of water, through temporary installation, with the intention at the end of the residency to propose a permanent site-specific piece of land art in this upland landscape. The realisation of such artwork would be to visually celebrate and educate the importance water has on this landscape and our lives. Water@leeds is a University of Leedsí flagship research centre that operates across all University Schools and Faculties.