Tidelines is a community project for all residents on and around the Exe estuary and coastline to get involved by joining an event, sharing our individual knowledge and understanding of our local environment and asking questions. A ‘communiversity’ of enquiry supported by local specialists and academics with knowledge on a variety of subjects relating to our estuary and coastline, Tidelines is made by it’s community of participants and devised and managed by project co-ordinators Anne-Marie Culhane and Jo Salter.

For this phase of the project we are working with an advisory group which includes representatives from the University of Exeter, Wild East Devon & Wild Exmouth and Transition Exmouth.

We are a collaborative organisation who are keen to share knowledge and work with other researchers, specialists, local organisations, artists and makers so please do get in touch.

For 2020 we are funded by University of Exeter with funding from the ERASMUS + Socially Engaged Universities Fund with additional support from SWCTN (South West Creative Technology Network) and Global Systems Institute

We are grateful for support in developing Tidelines to Kaleider, The Met Office, Wild East Devon, Transition Exmouth, Exe Estuary Management Partnership, Shelley Castle and Ruth Carter

About Anne-Marie and Jo

Anne-Marie : I design and deliver creative community projects. I love working with different people of all ages to learn more about the world and our place in it and bringing people together in different and interesting ways.  I often work with scientists with expertise in climate change and the natural world and enjoy learning how different disciplines work together. Part of my work is making links between things so that we can better understand the earth system with humans as integral to this. I equally enjoy learning from people with local knowledge and expertise and have set up a number of long term projects. One example is Out of the Blue arts & education trust which is now 25 years old and has artists studios, performance and social spaces in venues across Edinburgh and I have organised many events, walks and talks such as Earthwalking funded by University of Exeter, Arts & Culture, a two day walk along the coast path in East Devon with climate scientists, general public and landowners who shared different forms of knowledge about adaption and change.  I swim whenever I can in the sea and I love getting the train from Exmouth and looking out the window at the estuary which looks different every day. I am deeply concerned about climate change and the many threats to wildlife and the health of natural systems on which we depend and want to work with my community to do what we can to respond collectively to the challenges ahead. Exmouth is a great place to live and bring up my son and want to make sure that we know how to do our best to enjoy, care for and look after the Estuary together. I have recently been commissioned to work with Wild Exmouth, a project managed by the East Devon Countryside Team which is about connecting people to green spaces and celebrating the natural environment in Exmouth and is funded by the National Lottery. Click here for more information about my work 

Jo : I am an artist, graphic designer, illustrator and project manager. Much of my work has been in education and community arts. I am trained as a visual artist (BA Hons 1st) and as a teacher (PGCE) and have specialized in designing award-winning tool kits for social engagement (e.g. Ageing Well, Torbay Care Charter). Quite a few years ago I was part of a group that set up Taigh Chearsabhagh Art Gallery & Museum on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. This is still flourishing and helps support a fertile and creative island culture. As an Exmouth resident I have a passion for the Exe estuary and the unique conditions that create it’s ecosystem and bio-diversity. And I have a small boat that helps me get to know the estuary and its moods! Click here to see my design website.

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