Doug King-Smith sculpture, woodland, hillyfield, mongolian overtone singing
Doug King-Smith: Self-employed artist.
I am a Sculptor and Woodsman.
Having studied anthropology at university, my life passion is a mixture of sustainability and community.
I moved to Devon in 2006 and in 2007 set up 'The Woodshed', a community artspace at Bowden House in Totnes. I also organise 'Acoustic Haven' now at St. John's Church Bridgetown, a top quality live music night.
I manage The Hillyfield, a 44acre woodland on the periphery of Dartmoor National Park with the support of volunteers, and I love to share skills and run various creative workshops at schools and other groups such as Overtone Singing, Didge making and playing, and a variety of wood-skills..
I make sculptures using a chainsaw, inspired by nature and a deep appreciation of wood. I have exhibited throughout the country although currently most of my work is made to commission. I work closely with Grand Design Award Winners 'Earthed' and have work at Slimbridge Waterfowl Trust and High Heathercombe Sculture Trail. In 2010 I was invited to go to Japan, where I spent a month as resident sculptor wtih the Harmony Centre. Here I prepared 9 sculptures for exhibition. The following year I was invited back to Japan to exhibit at the Shinoki Cultural Centre in Kanazawa close to Kyoto. To see some photos visit http://www.thehillyfield.co.uk and http://www.artdevon.com
Hillyfield Woodland (close to South Brent)
This is a very special spot of land on Dartmoor National Park close to South Brent which we manage as a woodland farm. Volunteer weekends take place on the 2nd weekend of the month. There are many opportunities to come and help work on the land.
Acoustic Music Events
Since 1999 I have managed a variety of high-profile events including the 491 Gallery in London, Festival of Flight events in aid of charities, and Peace Not War.
Since moving to Totnes I have been organising an intimate and inspiring music night called 'Acoustic Haven' at St John's Church Bridgetown. An amazing setting for artists and audience alike. Check the facebook group 'Acoustic Haven'. It usually happens last Friday of the month from 6pm during the darker months.
Mongolian Overtone Singing Tuition.
I am a teacher of Khoomii, a unique style of singing traditional to Mongolia and Tuva, where one sings two notes at the same time. For workshops and more information check www.waterbirdsong.com. I have taught over 2000 people to sing overtones, performed throughout the country, and am currently working on a project with performing artist Sam Alty called 'Khoomii Box', combining beat-boxing with Khoomii singing.
View my website http://www.thehillyfield.co.uk/
Defra through the RDPA has funded The Hillyfield to help boost our firewood making capacity. We are being given support to get a firewood processor an...
Great News. The Land that I help look after has just been awarded funding by DSDF (*Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund) to help put together a seri...
Desk for hire in shared studio - warm wood-fired space with beautiful views. Affordable rent at The Woodshed. Check the website and get in touch soon!...
Volunteer Weekends at The HillyField - every 2nd weekend / Sat 7th Jul 2012 to Wed 9th Jan 2013 (6 months)
Come and volunteer to help manage our beautiful Woodland Farm on the edge of Dartmoor. If you want to come down to the woods and help out whatever ...
Acoustic Haven is BACK! at St. John's Church in Bridgetown, Totnes. An amazing night combining Live Music, Projected Landscapes, Live Illustruatio...