Focus on Farmers: art and hill farming is a multi-layered exploration of contemporary rural life in Devon. The book’s essays, interviews, poems, stories, images and photographs invite readers to engage in a lively discussion of the critical debates around hill farming today. Many of the images are reproductions of artworks created by Aune Head Arts’ commissioned artists who in 2003 were resident on four hill farms – three on Dartmoor and one on Exmoor.
The book is edited by Jennie Hayes, and includes essays by Phil Smith, Lucy Lippard and Richard Povall and Nancy Sinclair. The foreword is written by Ian Mercer CBE.