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Edge Hill University, Ormskirk: Habitus

Portrait R Woolston
Portrait R Woolston

27 September – 6 December

‘Habitus’ artwork to mark 80th anniversary

Private View: Friday 27th September 5pm onwards

A series of unusual signs are appearing around Edge Hill University’s campus as part of a new art installation.

‘Habitus’ (2013) contrasts the preceding geological periods with our current, man- made, ‘anthropocene era’. A time perhaps unlike any other where human behaviour is having an irrevocable impact upon the geological record of the planet.

Roy Bayfield, Chair of the University’s Arts and Culture Group, welcomed the installation: “Since the grounds were landscaped and planted with specimen trees back in the 1930s, our outdoor spaces have been a part of the educational environment here. \’Habitus\’ continues this tradition, situating an artwork that asks challenging questions about human impact on the planet on a campus where creativity, environmental science, ecology and sustainability are taught and researched.”

Location: Edge Hill University, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP