Welcome to Peat Cultures!

This project aims to learn about diverse wetland cultures and to create new artwork.

It is an independent artist’s project initiated by myself, Kate Foster. I am looking at how peatlands contribute to culture, skills and knowledge – our living heritage. My project began to help make Peatland Connections with the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership programme, led by the Crichton Carbon Centre.  I am also looking at how peatlands are valued elsewhere and my project will develop with a forthcoming placement with the Home Turf Project in the Netherlands, at Wageningen University,

Background information about the work of Landscape Partnerships and our respective artistic aims can be found in an article written with artist Kerry Morrison,

This project is supported by my postgraduate research project at Edinburgh College of Art (Interdisciplinary Creative Practice), with occasional posts via my artist’s website.

Twitter: @peat_cultures

Email contact: Kate Foster on

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