Newton Harrison

The Dee and the Don Catchment Area – Creating Resilience to Climate Change

The Barn is delighted to be working with internationally acclaimed artist Newton 

Harrison, who along with his wife Helen Mayer, has been a leading figure in global arts &

ecology since the 1960’s.

The Barn has invited Newton to visit Aberdeenshire to open a conversation leading to
action, involving local agencies and communities in exploring the impacts of climate
change on our local environment, focusing initially on the catchments of the Dee and
Don rivers. Following the Harrisons' methodology, we hope to create a space where all
voices can be heard and practical strategies can be formulated and shared.

Newton and members of his team from the Centre for the Study of the Force Majeure in
Santa Cruz, California, will spend time in August 2017 visiting Deeside and meeting with
the many environmental, scientific, academic, community and creative agencies who are

already engaged with this critical issue.

The project will form the core of the Barn’s arts & ecology programme over the new
three years. Updates on the programme will be posted in the Learning section of the
Barn’s website.