Events Calendar
Dec 6
18:15 - 19:45
Visiting Artist Talk: Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
Artist Talks
Audience with an Ash

The School of Music and Fine Art Visiting is delighted that Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey will be delivering the Visiting Artist Talk on Tuesday December 6th in the Royal Dockyard Church at 6.15pm. The talk is free to attend.

The artists will be talking especially about their role in the development of the Ash Project, which has been conceived by Kent Downs Area of Outstanding National Beauty.

For 25 years, Ackroyd & Harvey's work has been exhibited in contemporary art galleries, museums and public spaces worldwide; sculpture, photography, architecture, ecology and biology are disciplines that intersect in their work, revealing an intrinsic bias towards process and event. Often reflecting environmental and scientific concerns, they are acclaimed for large-scale interventions in sites of architectural interest.

The Ash Project is an urgent cultural response to the devastating effects of Ash dieback, and combines a major new commission by Ackroyd and Harvey which will continue their environmental investigations and will result in a large scale public artwork supported by cultural institutions in Kent and in landscape partnerships across the country.

The commission is complimented by a two year programme of public engagement to include artists' walks, green wood working, an evolving Ash Archive, public programmes at University of Kent and Folkestone Triennial. These events will involve communities in actively documenting the contemporary and historic importance of the Ash in collaboration with the research and scientific community of the Kent Downs and artists and educators Outdoor Studios, who work with school students to create extraordinary experiences in the outdoors.

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Royal Dockyard Church,
Chatham Historic Dockyard
United Kingdom
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Open to Everyone,


Contact: MFA Reception
T: 01634 888890
Categories: Art and exhibitions
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