Dark Mountain: Issue 22 – ARK


Our full-colour Autumn 2022 edition is an ARK carrying a cargo of testimonies, stories and artwork gleaned after the flood


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What do you keep when the storm comes in, and the tide goes out?

Our twenty-second issue is an ARK you might not expect: a store of testimonials from the custodians of a planet in peril, a seed bank to buffer us against an uncertain future, or a queue of iconic animals rescued from extinction.

Instead its pages carry a cargo of another sort: an assemblage of stories gathered from the wreckage left by a flood that has already come; art and writing that reveal the beauty, resilience and strength found in being fully alive in a troubled time. Our seeds are collected from felled trees and activist front lines, our disappearing creatures discovered in dreams; our artworks made with ochre from a polluted shore, with peat from endangered bogs, with insect wings, limpet shells, unloved spruce needles, microoganisms, tilting ocean horizons. A hold that treasures tales about what might happen next.

This ARK has been made in collaboration with the Wilderness Art Collective a work of creative salvage, with a cover and content pages (designed brilliantly by Graeme Walker) forged from abandoned archives and old typewriter keys. Most of all, it is a testament to the imagination of writers and artists, gleaners in a world that has lost its way, to show how we can build and regenerate an Earth-centred culture from what has been bequeathed us on a vanished tide.


Writers Chiara Ambrosio, Simeon Ayres, Shrishtee Bajpai, Amy Boyd, Freya Catron, Leonie Charlton, Heather Durham, Christine Fentz, Siana Fitzjohn, Michael Guida, Hayley Harrison, Jonathan Hopfner, Nick Hunt, Neale Inglenook, Liz Jensen, Theophilus Kwek, Micheál Mac Gearailt, Jaden McGinty, Nicholas Crane Moore, Eleanor Morgan, Alexandra Narváez, Bethany Pitts, Stephanie Radok. Ben Rawlence, Christy Rodgers, Caroline Ross, Laura Seldner, Miriam Sharland, Jane Smith, Nick Stewart, Sophie Strand, Felipe Viveros, Nicholas Wilkinson.

Artists Sanne Bjerg, Monique Besten, William Bock, Shelley Castle, Catalina Christensen, Louisa Crispin, Kristen Egan, Christine Fentz,  Joanne Grüne-Yanoff, Heidi Gustafson, Geraldine van Heemstra, Basia Ireland, Lucy Neal, Effie Paleologou, Christopher Patton, Joanna Pocock, Robin V. Robinson, Christy Rodgers, Meridel Rubenstein, Hannah Scott, Rainey Straus, Nick Stewart.

Wilderness Art Collective William Bock, Catalina Christensen, Louisa Crispin, Geraldine van Heemstra, Caroline Ross, Hannah Scott.

Editors Neale Inglenook,. Joanna Pocock, Philip Webb Gregg. Art and Production: Charlotte Du Cann.

Cover and contents artwork Graeme Walker

Dark Mountain: Issue 22 is a hardback book, 256 pages long, printed on FSC-certified paper

ISBN 978-1-8384160-3-4

Additional information

Weight .63 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 1.5 cm