Alice Angus’ work combines public art, illustration and textiles using drawing, embroidery, digital textile printing. She is interested in people, stories and heritage of places, with a particular interest in people and their relationships to landscape and environment. Alice is also Co-Director (with Giles Lane) of non-profit arts organisation Proboscis where she works on projects that include public artworks, academic research, arts and community commissions.
Alice said - “ I’m very excited to be commissioned for Observatory and am looking forward to working with people who live, work, visit, study and care for the Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve and The New Forest National Park. I’m looking forward to learning about the natural and social history, human stories and folklore that are bound up in the the landscape of the Salt Marshes. During my residency I will investigating how the knowledge of the communities that use, visit or work on the Marshes can merge with scientific knowledge and studies into environmental change and coastal erosion to offer new thoughts on the role of local knowledge in terms of adapting to environmental and social change.