Shelley Castle works across mediums and through collaboration with people from different sectors of life, including horologists, farmers, entomologists and dancers. She's interested in the absurd, cultural identity, notions of beauty, and 'othered' (that which has been marginalised through cultural narratives). Currently working on the Flete Estate in South Devon where she is artist in residence, she explores our relationship to that 'other' thing nature, through moving image, photography, walks and installations. She works with local groups on collabroative projects with organisations such as the Real Ideas Organisation and Aune Head Arts and has led a variety of workshops and food salons from her studio, a Victorian Game Larder based on the Flete Estate near Holbeton. At the heart of her practice is a desire to explore the beauty of the everday and the substratum of chaos that runs under it, whilst striving to do so in as sustainable way as possible. Recent work includes a series of paintings about birds, entitled 'We Sing in Colour', made in oil on gesso with recycled materials.

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In the Red - exhibition at Torquay Museum now on / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-08-11T00:00:00Z">Mon 11 Aug 2014</span>In the Red - exhibition at Torquay Museum now on / Mon 11 Aug 2014

'In the Red - Nature in the Balance' is now open until September 3rd at Torquay Museum, open Mondays-Saturdays throughout the Summer holidays. Concentrating on the museum's natural history collection, and specifical...

South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2011-02-14T00:00:00Z">Mon 14 Feb 2011</span>South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty / Mon 14 Feb 2011

The AONB commissioned a short timelapse film in 2010 which I am currently in the final stages of finishing. It was filmed in three locations on the Flete Estate - an ancient woodland, the Erme Estuary and some reedbeds, ...

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Devon Open Studios 2012 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2012-09-08T00:00:00Z">Sat 08</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2012-09-23T00:00:00Z">Sun 23 Sep 2012</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Devon Open Studios 2012 / Sat 08 to Sun 23 Sep 2012 (2 weeks)

This year for the first time I'm opening my unique studio on the Flete Estate near Modbury every weekend between 8th September and 23rd September. Showing a new series of paintings called 'We Sing in Colour', the work i...

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Soundartradio audio intertview pieceSoundartradio audio intertview piece

Recorded on site at the game larder this was broadcast on soundart radio in May 2011.

Erme Bird CallsErme Bird Calls

A collaboration with Icelandic voice artist Gunnlaug Thorrvalsdottirr to recreate the birdsong of recorded birds along the Erme Estuary.

Erme Estuary Bird CallsErme Estuary Bird Calls

Sound artist Gunnlaug Thorvalsdottir recreates bird calls from a list of researched bird life along the Erme River in Devon.