Milo Newman

‘The Mapping of Jan Mayen’ is a bookwork by Milo Newman produced from research undertaken in the collections of the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences during an EarthArt Fellowship. The artist lead three informal evening events based around this work. These events included readings and a chance to explore both the contents and the context of the work in the physical environs of the geological collections storeroom. 

Reinterpreting an archive of scientific papers, maps, photographs and rock samples found by the artist amongst the collections, ‘The Mapping of Jan Mayen’ interweaves episodes of memory, materiality, science, history and geography, to tell the story of a 1938 surveying expedition to the Arctic island of Jan Mayen made by Donald Ashby, a young geologist  and staff member of the University of Bristol. 

Milo Newman is an artist working with photography, sound recordings and written texts. His work is landscape-based and explores environmental narratives through an examination of landscape histories, memory and place.