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Artist will document challenges facing dairy farmers in Northumberland

Animation director and film maker Gemma Burditt is the new CRE/Berwick Visual Arts Artist in Residence for the next six months.  This residency is also being supported by the Institute for Sustainability.  Gemma’s work examines human stories and how individuals negotiate their personal journeys through changes in the wider context, changes in political situations or conflict in personal truth versus societal expectations.  During her residency Gemma will work with researchers at Newcastle to document dairy farming in Northumberland, exploring the factors upon which their success depends at every scale, from disease and nutrients in the soil to current European policies and subsidies.

published on: 11 October 2016