Power and the Land

21 May 2015

Event times

3.00pm - 4.30pm

Cost of entry



Travel Information

  • 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 41 - from all central bus stops in Lancaster City centre
  • Lancaster Station

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Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Power in the Land. An emerging collaborative art project exploring issues around nuclear energy production and the land.


Originating in Wales, where the last Magnox Nuclear Power Station is due for decommissioning, it seeks to reinvigorate debate about nuclear power at a time of climate uncertainty.

In dialogue with researchers from a spectrum of disciplines it aims to engage a wider public in these debates through creative and imaginative approaches.

Mike Hughes, Professor of Modern History at Lancaster specialises in cultural history, largely from the 20th century. He has a particular expertise in Russian history and the cultural impact of Russian politics in Britain. He is interested in exploring the nuclear age in relation to a culture of fear.

Helen Grove-White, PhD, trained in art and design history and taught at Middlesex University, is now a practising artist having graduated from Lancaster University in 2005. She has initiated the collaborative project Power in the Land following a body of work in digital and photographic media in which she has been exploring climate change.

Bridget Kennedy, M.A. Glasgow, Innovative Teaching Fellow at Newcastle University Fine Art Department and practising sculptor is also working on Power in the Land with a focus on material explorations and place. She undertakes acts of re-presentation in order to bridge the gap between diagrammatic representation and physical experience, through sculpture, video, installation and photography.


Meet the Artist Tea and Cake

4:30 – 6pm

If you can’t make it so early or want to stick around after join us after between 4:30 – 6pm for informal networking and a good slice of cake.


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Exhibiting artists

Bridget Kennedy

Mike Hughes

Helen Grove-White

Taking part

Peter Scott Gallery - Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University

Peter Scott Gallery - Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University

Lancaster, United Kingdom


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