The Mapping of Jan Mayen by Milo Newman, 6-7pm, 24th April, Wills Memorial Building, Bristol University (and future events)

‘The Mapping of Jan Mayen’ is a bookwork by Milo Newman produced from research undertaken in the collections of the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences during an EarthArt Fellowship.

This book was Milo’s Creative Project for the MA in Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa Univertsity.

The Mapping of Jan Mayen by Milo Newman, 6-7pm, 24th April, Wills Memorial Building

Across April, May and June, the artist will lead three informal evening events based around this work. These events will include readings and a chance to explore both the contents and the context of the work in the physical environs of the geological collections storeroom.

Reinterpreting an archive of scientific papers, maps , photographs and rock samples found by the artist amongst the collections, ‘The Mapping of Jan Mayen’ interweaves episodes of memory, materiality, science, history and geography, to tell the story of a 1938 surveying expedition to the Arctic island of Jan Mayen made by Donald Ashby, a young geologist  and staff member of the University of Bristol.

Milo Newman is an artist working with photography, sound recordings and written texts. His work is landscape-based and explores environmental narratives through an examination of landscape histories, memory and place.

Wednesday 22nd May, 6-7pm

Saturday 8th June 2019, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Copies of The Mapping of Jan Mayen will be available to purchase on the night for £15 in cash.

The event is free but please follow this link to reserve your ticket as space is limited:

“Delve into the world of young Donald Ashby, who set out on a geological expedition to the Arctic island of Jan Mayen in 1938.”