The Ash Project


                                                                                                          Jane Sandoe ‘Tree Painting’                                       David Nash ‘Ash Dome’

The Ash Project    10th – 20th October

                                                                                                                                                       The Ash Archive opening. Image credit University of Kent.

The Ash Archive’ is a growing collection of objects, artworks, poems and drawings that chart a unique materialist perspective on the history that we share with the ash tree. Curated by Madeleine Hodge and Rose Thompson for The Ash Project.

‘The Ash Archive’ examines the human relationship with the ash tree and woodlands. Reflecting on the uncertain future of the ash tree, the exhibition brings together works by artists, designers and local makers which explore our dynamic and complex relationship with the life and death of the natural world.

‘The Ash Archive’ includes works by Ackroyd & Harvey, Colin Booth, French & Mottershead, Magz Hall, Max Lamb, David Nash, Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton and Sheaf + Barley and a collection of objects made from ash wood  including some objects from 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. 


Thursday October 11th 6 – 8  Exhibition and artists in conversation.

International artists French and Mottersheadwill be in conversation with Madeleine Hodge,curator of the exhibition. Their work Woodland is described as a ‘love poem to the forest’, will be the basis of the discussion.
Conversation will start at 7.00pm so plenty of time to enjoy the exhibition from 6pm.

French & Mottershead are the UK artist duo Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead.

Creating multi-artform experiences that are as playful and poetic as they are subversive, French & Mottershead invite participants to think again about who they are, and their ties to place and one another.

More information at Woodland-and-artist-talk-French-MottersheadThe Ash Project


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