EAFS 2015 was Inspirational

The EAFS 2015 festival took place in the landscape of upper Nithsdale centred around a temporary EAFS community making their home for three days the surrounding landscape of Morton Castle. Artists, countryside managers, landowners, ecologists, producers, and future thinkers worked together to create a festival around the theme of “generosity as a way of understanding the world” which had its heart in the community based at Morton and then artists responded to the 1000s of acres of Hortons surrounding landscape and hills, streams and valleys producing temporary artworks, performances, talks, workshops, food art, fireside conversations and art actions which rose out of place. The 2015 festival was rooted in this landscape and worked closely with a group of environmentally conscious young people as producers and managers, web designers and in marketing. This was a really exciting development for the festival as we wanted to raise consciousness about climate change and reach out and entice younger people into the landscape. We invited visitors and local people to become part of the temporary community encouraging them to camp over the three day festival.

Great event! In fact the whole weekend was inspirational; and I have spent a few hours writing down thoughts and directions as a result. Well done and thank you!

– Mary Anne Smyth