Karen Guthrie is an artist and film-maker who has been associated with Grizedale Arts since 2000 and lives at HQ Lawson Park.
For ‘A Different Weekend’ she produced and sited a series of event signs in differing 'folk' styles, and she later appeared as one part of a pantomime horse.
For ‘Golden - Live in Your Forest’ she worked with the local Satterthwaite & Rusland Women's Institute to make a jubilee cake, and in 2003 she made ‘Welcome To’, a lo-fi musical film set in Grizedale Forest, with many local dance groups.
In collaboration with Nina Pope (aka Somewhere) she won the Northern Art Prize in 2008, their show featuring a number of Grizedale works including a multiple depicting an idealised Lawson Park, ‘Titchy / Kitschy’ (2009), available from the Grizedale shop.
Karen now works in a freelance capacity for GA on everything from hospitality to website design to cat herding. Since 2002 she has worked with developer Dorian-Fraser-Moore (The UsefulArts) on the Grizedale Arts & Lawson Park websites.
Her biggest achievement is arguably the design and management as Head Gardener of the spectacular grounds around Lawson Park.
- Ruskin's Road Landscape Design
- GTV Artist
- The Grizedale Pantomime Performer
- In A Dark Place Artist
- House of Ferment Lead Artist
- Making, A Life Collaborative Artist
- Creative Egremont: A Public Art Strategy for Egremont Project Producer
- It Rocks, But Gently Artist
- The Re-Coefficients Dining Club Designer
- The Village Table Cook
- The Land We Live In, The Land We Left Behind Artist
- Grizedale Live Artist
- Lawson Park Farm Head Gardener & Warden
- Colosseum of the Consumed Stall Holder
- Golden - Live in your Forest Artist
- Late at Tate (a re-enactment of works and projects from 1999–2009) Artist
- A Different Weekend Artist