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Events and Activities in category: Exhibitions

The Ash Archive

Date of Event: 18 January 2018

Event Category: Exhibitions

The Ash Archive is an exhibition that celebrates our human relationship with ash trees and the woodland environment. The artworks in the exhibition reflect on transition, the uses of the wood and our dynamic and complex relationship with the life, death and materials of the natural world.  The artworks are accompanied by a growing collection of objects made of ash that aims to chart the innovation and wide variety of  uses of this beautiful wood. With commissions and existing works by artists and designers,  including  Ackroyd and Harvey, Colin Booth, Adam Chodzko, Sebastian Cox, French and Mottershead, Magz Hall, Max Lamb, Sheaf and Barley and David Nash (in collaboration with Common Ground) and a collection of objects made of ash wood for Rob Penn’s book “The man who made things out of trees”.

The Ash Archive is a collaboration between the University of Kent and The Ash Project. The Ash Project is an urgent cultural response to this devastating loss of one of our most important species of tree. The exhibition curated by Madeleine Hodge and Rose Thompson for The Ash Project in partnership with the University of Kent.

The exhibition will tour galleries across Kent in 2018 to Limbo Gallery in Margate, Nucleus Arts in Chatham, UCA Brewery Tap in Folkestone as part of the Salt Festival and at Kaleidoscope Gallery in Sevenoaks.