Workshops

Throughout the year, we organize workshops, masterclasses, (musical) events, lectures and guided tours. Some of these events are open for anyone to join, others are more exclusive.

 
 

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Spring 2020

Buddha-Nature - a Zen masterclass in the open air

By Michel Dijkstra

In this masterclass, philosopher and Zen-practitioner Michel Dijkstra will guide you into a deeper connection with the surrounding landscape by Zen meditation and exercises in the field. You will gain insight in the rich tradition of Zen philosophy and poetry which is full of compassion and spiritual freedom.

More information later this year.


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Summer 2020

Intertidal - a masterclass on growth, form and motion

By Maria Blaisse

inciting the flow of continuous creation – no waste, no loss of energy, alert and alive"

More information later this year.

 
 

Lectures, exhibitions & events.

Frequently we present our vision on the interweaving of art, literature, research and nature preservation. We initiate exhibitions and happenings and we lecture at Art Academies, Universities and various other institutes. If you are interested in inviting us for a lecture, a brainstorm, a workshop or you wish to discuss the possibilities, then feel free to contact us.


 
 

2019


09.11.2019 | 14:00-16:00

THE SEA. THE SEA, THE SEAAAAAA (Miek Zwamborn)

Dutch poetry on the shore, a walking and writing experience together with Dutch poet Hagar Peeters

Poetry in Aldeburgh | Suffolk | United Kingdom



26.10.2019 | 21:30

Woordnacht (Miek Zwamborn)

Dialogue with writer Kester Freriks and filmmaker Christiaan van Schermbeek about silence through objects, texts and images

Galery Cokkie Snoei | Rotterdam | The Netherlands

02.10.2019

Open Studio & exhibition

How to register a landscape? by Marjolijn Boterenbrood

2 Knockvologan | Fionnphort | Isle of Mull

27.09.2019

Vi ses vid världens ände (Miek Zwamborn)

Book launch of De duimsprong, translated into Swedish by Per Holmer

Bokmässan | Göteborg | Sweden

22.9.2019

Behind the fence (Miek Zwamborn)

Lecture about living, observing and writing during a Nature Writing seminar

Sulzbach-Rosenberg | Germany

14.09.2019

Showcase

Talk about how artists and commissioners are spearheading new thinking in the islands (Rutger Emmelkamp) and Spoken Word (Miek Zwamborn)

St John’s Cathedral | Oban | Scotland

22.08.2019 - 19:30

Crossing Mull

Geopoetry by the Ross of Mull Poets

Creich Hall | Fionnphort | Isle of Mull

18.08.2019

Open Studio

Work in progress by Maria Blaisse, Rutger Emmelkamp & Miek Zwamborn

2 Knockvologan | Fionnphort | Isle of Mull

04.07.2019

Arandora Star

Book launch with Seth & Derek Crook, Miek Zwamborn and Ross of Mull Poets

Knockvologan beach | Fionnphort | Isle of Mull

25.04.2019

The Ear of the Landscape (Miek Zwamborn)

LUCA School of Arts | Bruxelles | Belgium

25-28.01.2019

Art & Research (Rutger Emmelkamp)

Wongema | Hornhuizen | Netherlands

19.01.2019  

Imagination of the void (Miek Zwamborn)

ISVW | Leusden | Netherlands


2018

02.12.2018

A Sudden Perch

Ab Baars performs on clarinet, saxophone and shakuhachi and will improvise a duet with Miek.

Creich Hall | Fionnphort | Isle of Mull | Scotland

14.11.2018

Writing Art (Miek Zwamborn)

KABK | Den Haag | Netherlands

30.08.2018-02.09.2018

Knockvologan Observatory (Miek Zwamborn & Rutger Emmelkamp)

Work in progress and 1:1 talks during festival Into the great wide open 

Museum Tromp's Huys | Vlieland | Netherlands

05.05.2018

Land of angry waves (Miek Zwamborn & Rutger Emmelkamp)

Lecture with slides and props during festival Here comes the summer.

Stortemelk | Vlieland | Netherlands

25.01.2018

Salon (Miek Zwamborn)

With a lecture by Daniël Rovers, a performance by Ton Zwerver and music by Ig Henneman and Ab Baars

Huis De Pinto | Amsterdam | Netherlands


2017

20.12.2017

Oology (Miek Zwamborn & Rutger Emmelkamp)

Book launch of Oology CNP III. With lectures by Hans Mulder, Ylja Nieuwland, Jeroen van Westen, Jan de Hond, music on the shakuhachi by Ab Baars and a drawing class by Bas Teunis.

Artis Zoo Library | Amsterdam | Netherlands

17.12.2017

Meeting the Aleph (Miek Zwamborn)

With Roos van den Eerenbeemt, Jasper Coppes, Phil Baber and Rosa Johanna

Studio 167 Loods 6 | Amsterdam | Netherlands

28.09.2017

Unsettled Perceptions (Miek Zwamborn & Rutger Emmelkamp)

Lecture together with Richard van Diessen during Nederlands Film Festival

Stadschouwburg | Utrecht | Netherlands

02.05.2017

An Hour’s Walk (Miek Zwamborn)

Lecture about observing the smallest movements on the Southern side of the Isle of Mull

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts | Arnhem | Netherlands