Niamh Cunningham 倪芙瑞莲

Artist in China 艺术家

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June – Tree Climber

       “The Memory Palace of Trees’ project  has some wind in its sails with this week’s story. Delighted to have forest expert Anna Finke reveal her quirky side.   The world sometimes seems full of chains holding you down. Obligations, goals, commitments, even dreams – sometimes life...

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Week 21 Ligustrum Leaves

Yellow Brick Road -sucrose series -mixed media diam 30cm Niamh Cunningham 2020 image 17.1.2020 For this week’s tree story I’m very pleased to have a contribution from environmental photographer and writer Kyle Obermann based in Chengdu. He has been working with corporate partners since 2014 to promote and support...

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Week 20 Blued Trees Symphony

Delighted to be in contact with environmental artist Aviva Rahmani for this weeks tree story .   Here are a few words about her Blued Trees Symphony project.   In June 2016 Reynolds Hills outskirts of New York teams of neighbours and children equipped with buckets of non toxic caesin...

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Week 19 The Jackson Oak – the tree that owns itself

This weeks story comes all the way from  Athens Georgia US.  There is a white Oak tree according to legend has legal ownership  of itself and the land within eight feet (2.4m) of it’s base.  In the early 1800’s,  Colonel William H. Jackson,  a professor at University of Georgia...

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Week 18 Ginkgo – Solitary and Unique

For this week’s Tree Story /Tree facts I am delighted to be in contact with senior research scientist Prof Peter Crane, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2009-2016),  director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, (UK) one of the largest botanical gardens in the world...

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Week 17 The Beech Tree and the Accidental Academic

Second Beech- Mayfield ,sucrose series Niamh Cunningham 倪芙瑞莲 2019 This weeks tree story is a personal one and perhaps a bit unusual. People often plant trees to remember a loved one who has passed but this story is about chopping down a tree (which had already died many years...

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Week 16 Swan Goose forest

  Delighted this week to have a story from the artist Wu YiQiang吴以强 on a Tree planting project.  Week 16. Swan Goose Forest oil on canvas 90x 240cm Niamh Cunningham 倪芙瑞莲2020 In 2008, Dongying Art District Beijing I often watched flocks of swan geese flying overhead and alongside this...

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Week 15 Roots of Recovery

With little or no new cases it seems we are finally approaching the beginning stage of tentative recovery. Happy Easter. Keep well Keep Safe Keep Strong.   This weeks story comes from Carissa Welton . She is an environmental educator and founder of eco minded arts collective, Greening the...

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Week 14 Elves of the Plateau and Corridor Forests

On the edge of the Yunling Mountain forest,  Dali,  Yunnan, there is a family of 150 golden snub-nosed monkeys. Across this forest to the south, there is smaller community of  20 monkeys . The two groups of monkeys were originally a family, but were trapped on two  ” forest...

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