Brookfield Farm | Tipperary
June to September 2022
Deirdre O’ Mahony in collaboration with the Loy Association of Ireland
Exchanges facilitated by National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS)
Presented by Ailbhe Gerrard
Co-produced by Ailbhe Gerrard and Culture Works
Funded by Creative Ireland with the Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications
Field Exchange is where relationships between agriculture and creativity are examined and invigorated to combat climate change. Presented on Brookfield Farm on the shores of Lough Derg, Co Tipperary by farmer and climate ambassador Ailbhe Gerrard, The Exchange programme of creative agricultural topics is facilitated by the National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS). The Exchanges are further contextualised and amplified by Model Plot, a sculptural planting by artist Deirdre O’Mahony in collaboration with the Loy Association of Ireland. Artist John Gerrard contributes a unique presentation of his simulation titled Corn Work.
Field Exchange is funded by Creative Ireland + the inaugural Creative Climate Action Fund. The Exchanges provide farmers, food producers, artists, experts and the interested public space, time and community to collaborate. Field Exchange engages vision, knowledge and practical action to come together to solve our urgent challenges in agriculture, biodiversity and climate. It launches on the Summer Solstice, June 21st 2022 and is followed by twelve weeks of public open days + Exchanges, culminating in a closing conference on September 16, 2022.
Field Exchange is a recipient of the inaugural Creative Climate Action fund, an initiative from the Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications that supports creative, cultural and artistic projects that build awareness around climate change and empower citizens to make meaningful behavioral transformations.
The Exchanges will impart and share knowledge on agriculture between participants on topics including farm design, soil fertility and inclusion. Each exchange will support farmers and interested parties to implement agricultural concepts and practices that combat climate change in the soil and above it. Sharing local food together as part of the exchanges will develop a community of farmers, creatives and participants. The Exchanges are closed to the general public and booking is required.
Public Open Days + Programme of Exchanges, June 28 – September 16, 2022.
Further information, how to get involved and bookings HERE