Kate Foster - Artist
I am an artist based in the uplands of Southern Scotland and I’ve learnt to love the local Mosses and Flows. Wetlands are intriguing places because of their special plants, creatures, and atmospheres. My long-term project Peat Cultures is a way of learning about the skills and knowledge surrounding peatlands. I am also making artwork about the histories of Dutch peatlands, which have largely been drained or dug away. So I really appreciate the restoration work in Galloway’s unique landscape and think Peatland Connections is a brilliant project!
Kate Foster studied Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art (2001) and Interdisciplinary Creative Practice at Edinburgh College of Art (2019), after working in social research (PhD, Stirling University). Collaborations include work farising from a Leverhulme Residency (University of Glasgow, 2005), Working the Tweed (Year of Natural Scotland, 2013) and an Erasmus+ Scholarship (Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2020). Her commitment is to supporting ecological restoration through her art practice
We are very fortunate to be working with amazing artists on this project.
If you are working on a peatland project and would like to connect with us or if you are developing any peatland project ideas get in touch.