Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another Australian artist

Earlier this week we mentioned a turbine fire in Australia, and illustrated the blog with a painting of a rare Australian crane called a Brolga, by Marion Chapman, the Australian artist who has a page on the artistsagainstwindfarms website.

Today we hear that that another artist in Australia, internationally famous wildlife artist Humphrey Price Jones, is also speaking out against wind turbines.

You can read more about this in an article in the Australian by Graham LLoyd, their environment editor. It can be found online at this link.

We don't (as yet) have contact with him but have found an online gallery in which you can see some examples of his work: here is the link.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fullabrook Down Wind Power Station

I went up again today to see how work was progressing at the site of the sub-station. This is a short video that I made. It is more than six weeks since my last visit. I had hoped that the sub-station would be set back out of sight, but it does not look as if that will be the case.
Christine Lovelock

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turbine fire, Australia

The Brolga is a magnificent species of crane which throws grass into the air as it leaps, the whole group joining in this joyful dance. The menacing shadow is self explanatory. this painting is by Marion Chapman, the artist from Australia featured here.

There are few places where outbreaks of fire can be more dangerous than Australia, which is just another reason why they should think twice about industrial wind turbines in the countryside there.

A turbine caught fire recently at the Starfish Hill Wind Farm, near Cape Jervis in Victoria, and nothing could be done to put out the blaze. Read more about this here:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


If anyone followed the link posted recently regarding the famous cartoonist Lynda Barry, they will have come across this page:

Sometimes it seems amazing that proponents of wind turbines can still describe those who oppose them as "Nimbys", when turbines are sprouting all over the world, in everyone's backyard, as far as the countryside is concerned, anyway.

This is the website that Lynda Barry runs:

If you go to it you can read about yet another family who have had to abandon their home...

Monday, November 22, 2010

"No Tiree Array"

Here is another photograph sent to us by campaigners against the Tiree Array
Go to the website to learn more:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More "Windfall" links

A link to an interview with Laura Israel, who made the "Windfall" film.

This is a link to a radio interview with Laura Israel and Lynda Barry, a cartoonist who has - like those of us who contribute to the artistsagainstwindfarms website - become involved in the fight against industrial wind turbines.
Do listen to this interview if you can, and read the comments below as well.

Here is another link:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Say No to the Starbold Wind Farm"

Here is a link to the website of the group fighting 5 x 400ft turbines in the Warwickshire countryside. These turbines would be visible from the Cotswolds as well, and the website has some excellent photos of the countryside that could be blighted if this proposal goes ahead.

We were sent the link by a campaigner, whose message included these words:

"Our nations iconic art is so firmly rooted in our unique pastoral landscape and to see it being ravaged by aggressive developers in what can only be described as a Wild West atmosphere is utterly depressing.
All power to your brush!"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010


View from Sandaig of proposed Argyll Array.

We have been sent this image by a campaigner... this is an example of how the proposed "offshore" wind farm will look from the beach in the photo.

Here also is a link to a video about the proposal, on Youtube:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fallago Rig Wind Farm in the beautiful Lammermuir Hills

After 2 public inquiries and strong local opposition, energy minister Jim Mather has announced the the 48 turbine wind farm will go ahead. You can read more in this article in the New Scotsman and also in this Express article, which highlights the fact that this is a loss not only for local campaigners but for all who love Scotland's magnificent landscapes.

Opposition group "Say No to Fallago" also has a Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"The genius of Fenbeagle"

Go to James Delingpole's blog at this link for some brilliant art of a more humorous kind!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Diana Armfield RA

Sheep in the snow, Llwynhir, by Diana Armfield RA

Diana Armfield, who has kindly allowed us to show some of her work on the artistsagainstwindfarms website, at this page, has an Exhibition of Recent work in London which closes shortly. Images of the work in the Exhibition can be seen at this page on the Browse and Derby website.

The Crosses of Aiolos

More to follow on this book, but for now here is a link:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Save our Forests

Please sign this petition if you care about the future of our forests.

John Muir, the founder of the National Parks movement, wrote:

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken over-civilised people are beginning to find that wilderness is a necessity and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life."

He could have been talking too about our forests and woodlands.