I’m Milo Newman, an artist and researcher.
My work is deeply-rooted in ‘landscape’ and I often use the myriad concepts tied up in this term as starting points for projects, which mostly involve translating cultural histories and ideas of place into artworks. There are two main strands to my work—archive-based projects that critically interrogate historical socio-cultural landscape interactions to explore how we have come to inhabit a present marked by deepening environmental crisis; and multi-disciplinary, phenomenological engagements with specific places that ask now we are here, how does it feel to be so. In the past I have produced photographic exhibitions, sound installations, and artist’s books. You can see some of my work here.
I studied Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, before completing an MA in Photography and the Land at the University of Plymouth, and an MA in Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa University. I am currently undertaking an AHRC funded PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, researching ways of articulating the emotional geographies of anthropogenically driven species loss. I am exploring this subject through a case-study on the extinct great auk (a flightless sea bird), which will involve archival research and site-based artistic production.
I have exhibited my work both nationally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include: The Mapping of Jan Mayen, Univeristy of Bristol (2019); Bird After Bird, GroundWork Gallery, King’s Lynn (2017); Landschaftsfotografie im Anthropozän, Tieranatomische Theater der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin (2016); By the mark, the deep, Arnolfini, Bristol (2015); reGeneration2, Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia (2014); Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden (2014).