Mark Anstee (Leverhulme artist in residence with Archaeology)
“The Curse of the Cursus:(drawing, walking and making things up on the other Stonehenge Monument)”
The talk will take place at 5pm in Mansfield Cooper G21.
In 2007 Mark Anstee was invited by the organization Art+Archaeology to be part of an artists’ residency programme attached to the Stonehenge Riverside Project. This was his rst introduction to the Great Cursus, the enigmatic Neolithic monument being excavated by Professor Julian Thomas and his team. Intrigued by its unknown status, its close proximity to Stonehenge and its extraordinary linear form, Anstee has been using drawing to explore the monument’s identity; creating symbols, pictographs and interventions in the landscape.
In 2010 Mark Anstee was made Leverhulme artist in residence with Archaeology at the University of Manchester where he has been continuing his work to build a visual culture for the Stonehenge Cursus.