artists against wind farms
what this site is about, and the inspiration behind it
Wind turbines have many drawbacks. They kill birds and bats, cause environmental damage, ruin the lives of many who live near them because of noise and other issues, and they cause division in communities between those who benefit financially from them, and those who may lose a large proportion of the value of their homes. For the full and technical arguments against wind farms, we recommend that anyone who would like to learn more about this subject goes to the excellent "The case against wind farms" by John Etherington (see second link below)
This however is a website about art, and powerful as all these other arguments are, we feel, as artists, that the aesthetic argument against wind farms is important too, and should not be treated as if it is an irrelevance. In an article that was one of the inspirations behind this site, Simon Jenkins argued that the precious landscapes of Britain are as valuable a part of our heritage as the greatest works of art. For this article, and others, go to the first link below.
Articles by Simon Jenkins, Robert Macfarlane and Cameron McNeish
"The case against wind farms" by John Etherington
This website gives artists an opportunity to display their work, and also to say in their own words why they are fighting to save the landscapes that they love from industrialisation by giant wind turbines.
Artists whose work is not shown on this website but who have also spoken out against wind turbines
not have contact with these artists but we salute them for
speaking out on this issue.
There are also other artists who support us quietly but do not wish - for various reasons - to show their work on this website. We thank them as well.
And - of course -
| - a very
prestigious Australian artist.
You can read more about him on this page of the blog:
Lynda Barry, famous cartoonist from Wisconsin:
David Hockney has spoken out strongly describing turbines as ugly.
German artist, who has made a video that we highlighted on
our blog in July. This link also includes links to
YouTube videos of him at work.
A novel:The Crosses of Aiolos
|Grahame Sydney (New Zealand) -
read his article in NZ Inspired magazine
|| Links to Protest
Groups UK and worldwide
Protest in Wales 2007 (with link to video)
Cambrian Mountains Society
Latest news and links
are on the Blog,
or our Facebook Page
David Bellamy (artist) Christine Lovelock (artist) and Professor David Bellamy
in Wales and
these boots are
wind farm sites
Ann West and Angela Kelly, artist and Chairman of Country Guardian, with banner - read what Angela has to say.
All the artists and photographers whose work is shown on this site retain their own copyright,
and images cannot be reproduced without permission from the artist who produced the original work..
|And last but not least, a Big Thank You from Christine Lovelock who runs this website to Andrew Lovelock, David Curthoys and the late Mal Davies for their help in building this site. back|