Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo Sheldrake is a multi-instrumentalist musician producer, composer, and sound artist.

Cosmo released his first single ‘The Moss’ in 2014, which was followed by the ‘Pelicans We’ EP in 2015 and his debut album The Much Much How How and I in April, 2018.

Much of Cosmo’s work is concerned with ecology, extinction and the nature of place. In September, 2020 he released a series of Wake up Calls, pieces composed entirely from recordings of endangered British birds. He has toured internationally, composed music for film and theatre, and in 2015 he ran a community choir in Brighton.

Cosmo is also a keen brewer and fermenter and he and his brother Merlin have a line of fermented hot sauces.


Events with Cosmo Sheldrake

Science, Art, Sound, & the Sacred
July 31 - August 4, 2024

Explore the entanglements between science, art, sound, and the sacred in a beautiful, wild setting. What we call art and science both arise from our faculties of imagination, wonder, and curiosity. We will spend part of our time outdoors – in gardens, on seashores and in forests – connecting with…