A visual artist, writer and essayist whose work’s central question is what ecological recovery requires of us, faced with anthropogenic mass-extinction.
Mat Osmond is a visual artist, writer and essayist, and part of the Art.Earth family of artists and researchers based at Dartington. Mat works on Falmouth University’s MA Illustration: Authorial Practice; he also worked on its sister award, the MA Art & Environment during its inspirational five-year lifespan, where the question of what ecological recovery requires of us, faced with anthropogenic mass-extinction, took hold as the central thread in his life and work. Mat’s recent work has included a word-image collaboration with the poet Em Strang on her acclaimed post-apocalyptic poem Stone. He was guest art editor for the 11th issue of the Dark Mountain Journal, and contributing editor to a series of Dark Mountain blog posts that arise from the Art.Earth In Other Tongues creative summit that he co-curated in June 2017. He’s currently working on two new illustrated poetry pamphlets that revolve around the image of the Black Madonna. His images and words are published through his own imprint Strandline Books, as well as by Dark Mountain, Atlantic Press, and others.
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