What is Somewhere Nowhere?

Creative ways of seeing and making connections in the natural world.

Somewhere-nowhere is an environmental art and research practice. We use the power of curiosity, pause, collaborative research and public events to engage with elements that give a sense of place, and let stories gradually reveal themselves. Sometimes these are stories of joy and wonder, they may shine a light on cultural heritage, or on struggle or loss.

Our creative projects use photography, poetry, art, walking and research focused on sensitive environments and cultures. Self-led and commissioned projects lead to exhibitions, books, presentations and lectures, public events and land-art, both temporary and permanent. We work alongside scientists, farmers and analysts and public organisations concerned with environmental work, landscape care and rural policies; we enjoy being part of university research teams; and we run residencies in rural spaces.

Projects

We work independently and in collaboration with other organisations whose outlook chimes with our own. We’re curious about places that are remarkable for their beauty and their location on the edge of the mainstream, and the people we meet who have lives invested in those places. Our projects tend to be long-term, and frequently one leads to another. If you’d like to work with us, or want to chat about things we might have in common, drop us a line.

We’re based in Cumbria but not limited by geography. Our curiosity, and other people’s questions, can take us anywhere.

journey, pause, reflect, respond, connect

What people say

Delightful, superb exhibition. Really enjoyed the combination of photography, poetry and typography. Stimulated to thought (a...

Exhibition Visitor

Well done for keeping to your vision and having confidence in it. We need more of this clearly.

Steve Messam

Thank you for sharing these details – it brings the hills to life and identifies how much more than a view it is!

Anon

Thank you for sharing these details – it brings the hills to life and identifies how much more than a view it is!

Anon

What a winner of a day… Thank you so much for all the trouble you must have put to making it such a creative fun day!

Poetry Day Participant