Artists / Justin Carter


Justin Carter came to Grizedale and built a boat/tent named ‘Botent’. It sat on Gooseyfoot Tarn for the ‘Grizedale Live’ event of 2001. He also collected roadkill which he had various local taxidermists stuffed in the positions they were found. The animals that is.

Justin describes "nature as a human construct" as the area of concern in his work. Context is a determining factor, and his work is often temporary or in flux. His most familiar works trade in ideas about economy, use and transformation, such as 'Sustainable Indulgence' (2004) - a solar-powered ice cream stall - and 'Mobile Retreat' (2000) - a flat-pack artist's studio.

He slightly frightened a lot of the artists by jogging early every morning.