Anna Keleher

Anna Keleher Anna Keleher M.A Arts and Ecology, Dartington

Artist- Writer- Adventurer

Anna is a lively contemporary artist, writer and adventurer who lives on the rim of the English Riviera Geopark. Her visionary storyblogs, podcasts and radio broadcasts challenge, inform and delight.

DREAMINGPLACE:AN IRISH ADVENTURE is her first travel book. Available on Amazon Kindle it is Illustrated with drawings made in situ by Anna and her New Mexican collaborator Claire Coté.

Wild Radio Project shares the beauty and biodiversity of our natural world with on-line listeners in local homelands around the world.

Wild Radio Project is a platform created by Devon artist Anna Keleher to share wildlife stories, blogs and audio. Featuring Nigel Smallbones and Berry Head National Nature Reserve, English Riviera Geopark.

Anna uses drawing as an exploratory tool to experience the world.
Drawing is a skill that needs practice, dedication and discipline but its also a lot of fun.It´s a bit like wandering in that you never know who you´ll meet or what you´ll find along the way.

See her collaborative drawings with Claire Coté and Shelley Castle on

RADIO DREAMING is a 6-part radio adventure that will whisk you off to limestone hills, fragile boglands and honeycombe caves, to encounter an inspirational mythology of voices, sounds, dreams and traditional Irish music. Episodes exploring edible landscapes, wild dreams and myths of the land are sure to spark fresh curiosity leaving you eager to go out and dream your own home places alive.

RADIO DREAMING OFF-GRID - Anna and Claire join the great folk revival as they delve into sustainable living, off-grid justice and home entertainment. Listen in on

An endearing micro-caravan towed behind Anna’s little Fiat van, the Pod is a solar-powered listening space and recording booth. Inside the wood and aluminium hull custom made by Diddyvans Teardrop Trailers, is a comfy space to host visitors. Under the rear hatch is a cannily designed storage space displaying props to engage and attract participatory audiences.

Place-dreamer Pod was launched in Spring 2013 at Marble Arch Caves Geopark , Ireland. Find out more about the pod journeys

DREAMING PLACE - A 40 day 40 night Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark adventure with collaborator Claire Coté discovering technologies to help dream ourselves and others into place in the places where we work, rest and play. Visit

Anna has collaborated with the people of Berry Head National Nature Reserve, in the English Riviera Global Geopark, to create a new film for Berry Head Visitor Centre. A partnership commission with Smooth Space and Torbay Coast and Country Side Trust.

SNIFFING OUT THE FUTURE - A novel take on the funding crisis in the Arts. Anna colaborates with melissa Waddingham to train her mini-labradoodle Ghyllie as a truffle hound . Together they will go out and discover edible fungi

ANDALUSIAN SOUND JOURNEY - An audio foray into the Natural world and Geology of Sierra Subbeticas Geopark, Cordoba, Spain.

SPEAKING AS a project featuring the non-human voices of the world that challenges the supremacy of our human perspective. In this growing archive of audio/podcasts scientists and other experts are invited to share their knowledge of some of the "things" they work with using a novel technique devised for the purpose.

Life in the English Riviera Geopark is full of adventure and discovery. An experimental investigation into ancient and modern technologies which builds culture with peoples scattered through time and space. Outcomes include story blogs audio, podcasts and images. ( Funded by National Lottery through Arts Council England)

The Exchange inhabits prehistoric settlements across the world. (Bronze Age roundhouses on Dartmoor and in Marble Arch Caves Geopark and a prehistoric native American Pueblo site in New Mexico). After tea and cake participants share objects and ideas from their own lives and cultures with the original inhabitants of the host dwelling.

Which object from your own life would you choose to share with the ancient inhabitants of your own home place?

A fun Interactive audio piece to engage visitors with the cultural and natural ecologies of a specific area, using altered perspectives. Part of " Machine Wilderness" at the international Symposium of Electronic Art and Nature ISEA 2012 's in Albuquerque and THE PASEO, Taos 2014

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A time -travel project with real huskies, a sledge and clay effigies. Anna invites the public to meet the huskies, help pack a wooden sled and model clay effigies to share with the Geopark's Ice Age inhabitants.

HOW FAR FROM HOME ARE WE ? Part travelogue, part sonic adventure, this radio saga whisks you over land and sea in search of an answer to this tantalizing question. Becky Beinart, Anna Keleher, Claire Cote and Mark Keleher

Anna Keleher and Claire Cote invite others to excavate a bog pantry, feast on acorn bread and churn butter using the motion of their gait. This project is part of an on-going artistic investigation into how cultures form.

Find out more about Anna’s journeys into Place and experience her collaborative pieces online and live. Look out for her participatory events in the "news" section of this page and on Creative Torbay newsletter.

but .....better still .....go out, have adventures and create new stories in your own home place.

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My Location

English Riviera Geopark,

Torbay, South Devon

Telephone: 01803 872 985

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My News

We make purple / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-03-01T00:00:00Z">Wed 01 Mar 2017</span>We make purple / Wed 01 Mar 2017

Anna Keleher and artist Helen Snell have been making Art at The Observatory as part of Helen's SPUD Artist's Residency in the New Forest. "Before I leave we flick through our photo shoot. We have made purple, say...

A delightful travel book- by Geopark Artist Anna Keleher / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-12-14T00:00:00Z">Wed 14 Dec 2016</span>A delightful travel book- by Geopark Artist Anna Keleher / Wed 14 Dec 2016

Anna Keleher's new Kindle travel book- Dreaming Place: An Irish Adventure with Claire Coté (£2.75 or free with Kindle Select) tells the story of two artists – one from England and one from New Mexico – as they set out o...

That&apos;s who he is. That&apos;s what he saw - Pelagic boat tour story / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-08-19T00:00:00Z">Wed 19 Aug 2015</span>That's who he is. That's what he saw - Pelagic boat tour story / Wed 19 Aug 2015

A flash of a harbour porpoise. “I’ve seen something” someone shouts. You only ever see the dorsal fin. Ahead, fifty to a hundred Manx Shearwaters sit on the water. “Sunlight, boat, photographers. Shutters going...

My Events

Machine Wilderness Show  / <span >Thu 20 Sep 2012</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2013-01-06T00:00:00Z">Sun 06 Jan 2013</span> <span>(4 months)</span>Machine Wilderness Show / Thu 20 Sep 2012 to Sun 06 Jan 2013 (4 months)

West Country Artist Anna Keleher and New Mexican Artist Claire Coté are to show an interactive audio installation in the main exhibition "Machine Wilderness" as part of ISEA12 in New Mexico. MACHINE WILDERNESS at 51...

ISEA 2012-13 Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature / <span >Thu 20 Sep 2012</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2013-01-06T00:00:00Z">Sun 06 Jan 2013</span> <span>(4 months)</span>ISEA 2012-13 Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature / Thu 20 Sep 2012 to Sun 06 Jan 2013 (4 months)

ISEA 2012-13 Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature Symposium + Collaboration West Country Artist Anna Keleher and her New Mexican collaborator Claire Cots have been chosen to show at the prestigious internati...

Over the Horizon  / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2012-07-21T00:00:00Z">Sat 21 Jul</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2012-09-30T00:00:00Z">Sun 30 Sep 2012</span> <span>(2 months)</span>Over the Horizon / Sat 21 Jul to Sun 30 Sep 2012 (2 months)

My film short " The Ballad of Berry Head" will play out in the visitor centre projection room from 21st July through the summer. I was commissioned to make the piece for Smooth Space in partnership with Torbay Coast and...

My Opportunities

RAT + talking with things / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-11-10T00:00:00Z">Tue 10 Nov 2009</span>RAT + talking with things / Tue 10 Nov 2009

I'm feeling lucky as I have created a new job for myself. The best news is I am paying myself for doing it. But before I begin work I have to convince those nice people at the Geopark and at Occombe Farm that I can help ...

Dreamer of new ways of being in the world / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2008-10-21T00:00:00Z">Tue 21 Oct 2008</span>Dreamer of new ways of being in the world / Tue 21 Oct 2008

The job of an artist is strange and you often don't get paid. But ... it leads you to view the world differently and help others to do so. Its true that you can dream a lot but you also need to work really really hard, b...

My Videos

The Pond: an animated film clipThe Pond: an animated film clip

The Pond is a short animation Anna made during her "residency" at Art Farm Project. It features Middle Rocombe Farm pond and the pondside cabin.

If You’d Like to….. Albuquerque is a fun audio installation with strong adaptive potentials that prepares us to inhabit imaginative worlds and the lives of other creatures, re- jigging patterns of thought and culture int...

My Audio

The Ballad of Berry Head The Ballad of Berry Head

The Ballad of Berry Head (21mins 02 secs) Moving image/ audio installation Anna Keleher (M.A Arts and Ecology) for Guard House Visitor Centre projection room Berry Head National Nature Reserve 2012. The Ballad of B...

How far from home are we? A sonic radio journeyHow far from home are we? A sonic radio journey

How far from Home are we? Part travelogue, part sonic adventure, this audio saga whisks you over land and sea in search of the answer to this tantalizing question. Contemporary Artists Becky Beinart, Claire Coté an...

If you&apos;d Like to ..... Dartmoor at YHA Bellever,  Have a listen.If you'd Like to ..... Dartmoor at YHA Bellever, Have a listen.

Audio extract created for Dartmoor National Park. Autumn 2008 If You’d Like to... Dartmoor by Anna Keleher and Claire Long This audio installation whimsically explores the landscape, flora and fauna, ecology, history an...

My Spaces

Machine Wilderness Exhibition Machine Wilderness Exhibition

West Country Artist Anna Keleher and New Mexican Artist Claire Coté are to show an interactive audio installation in "Machine Wilderness" , ISEA12 in New Mexico MACHINE WILDERNESS at 516 ARTS Albuquerque, ISEA2012...