Trudi Entwistle, Senior Lecturer

Trudi Entwistle

Senior Lecturer

Trudi Entwistle is a practising artist working in the public realm. Her artwork lies between the boundaries of land art, sculpture and landscape design. For more than twenty-five years projects have taken her to diverse landscapes throughout the world where her outdoor and gallery-based installation work explores site, memory, association and place.

She is co-author of the book ‘Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture’, (Bloomsbury 2013).

Externally she has judged on panels for the Landscape Institute Annual Awards and National Awards for the Society of Garden Designers.

Trudi is a Trustee for BEAM, a public art charity who work with artists and communities enhancing places through the development of creative art projects.

Current Teaching

Trudi is a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture. Currently she teaches mainly on the undergraduate programme, and is Level 4 coordinator. Her particular teaching interests lie in the exploration of place through art and spatial design, and the crossing of boundaries within landscape architecture through interdisciplinary teaching.

Research Interests

As an independent researcher, her recent work was submitted to the REF 2021. Her project ‘Watershed’ looked at how artistic intervention can address problems of fluvial damage to landscape while emphasising its natural beauty? Focusing on the South Pennines, Watershed occupies an area where ecology and aesthetics meet, its understanding of landscape drawn from interdisciplinary approaches.

Facilitated by a Leverhulme artist in residency grant, Watershed was a culmination of site-specific fieldwork whose outputs – Upstream (2014), Ripple (2014), and Hebden Water (2017) – entailed working with professionals from various sectors: scientists from water@Leeds, University of Leeds (UK’s largest centre for water research); engineers from Yorkshire Water; and local farmers. A meditation on surface and reflection, Ripple employed fertiliser to etch geometric undulations into vegetation, producing different rates of growth; Hebden Water (produced with sound artist Paul Ratcliff) was an audio-visual depiction of how water shapes landscape and culture; while the exhibition Upstream assembled several works exploring the impact of human activity on water as it issues from its moorland source. Ripple and Hebden Water were showcased in further exhibitions at the National Trust’s Gibson Mill (2014, 2017), and presented at the conferences ‘Places for Art and Art for Places’ (Hebden Bridge, 2014); and ‘Arts, Farmers and Philosophers’ (Bowes Museum, Teesdale, 2017). Ripple was commissioned by Yorkshire Water and Pennine Prospects for the Tour De France’s Grand depart.

Watershed’s contribution to discourses on land use, water quality and flooding comes from direct hydrographic experience. By blurring distinctions between the landscape’s aesthetic and ecological character, it inculcates the mindset required to address a situation in which ‘Climate change projections suggest the frequency and severity of flooding is likely to increase over the next century’ (IPCC, 2014).

Trudi Entwistle, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Entwistle T (2016) Art Farmers and Philosophers. In: Art Farmers and Philosophers’: Getting grassroots expertise into landscape research policy and practice., 7 September 2016 - 9 September 2016, Bowes Museum, Teesdale.

  • Entwistle T (2014) Places for Art and Art for Places,. In: Places for Art and Art for Places, Landscape and Arts Network Symposium., 28 June 2014, Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival..

  • Entwistle T (2012) The Global Environment. CIWEM's 5th Annual Conference, London.

  • Entwistle T (2015) Apple Heart.

    Reviewed by: Andersson J in Life on a Leaf. My House as a Total Artwork. MER publishers ISBN 9789491775536,

  • Entwistle T (2014) Apple Heart.

    Reviewed by: Thompson, IH in Landscape Architecture. A very Short Introduction. (2014) Oxford Press. ISBN 978-0-19-968120-4,

  • Entwistle T (2012) Rotate.

    Reviewed by: Van Uffelen C in 500x Art in Public. Braun Publishers, ISBN 9783037680988,

  • Entwistle T (2014) Art across Borders, Professional exchange programme, BEAM,.

  • Entwistle T (2014) Visual communication: North East Landscape Institute Branch lecture series.

  • Entwistle T (2014) Ripple, Fields of Vision.

  • Entwistle T (2009) 'Reflection'.

  • Entwistle T (2008) Apple Heart.

  • Entwistle T (2008) Eel Retreat.

  • Entwistle T; Knighton E (2013) Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture. Fairchild Books.

  • Entwistle T (In press) A Domicile.

  • Entwistle T (In press) Upstream.

  • Entwistle T (In press) 'See Here'.

  • Entwistle T (In press) Upstream.

  • Ratcliff P; Entwistle T (2017) Hebden Water.

  • Entwistle T (2009) SAP09 Artist in residency programme.