The exhibition A garden at the foot of every tree coincides with the NGS opening for charity of the Rookley Manor garden in Rookley on 6-7 June 2015. It takes place at my studio.
5 artists respond to the Rookley Manor garden:
Ella Clocksin, Christopher Jenkins, Holly Maslen, Lisa Traxler, Marius von Brasch
Four contemporary artists were invited by me to simply respond to the life of this particular garden’s plants, structure, colours, seasons, and unique atmosphere – in whatever media they chose. The exhibition contains small to medium scale drawings and paintings in oils, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media. All works are for sale.
The show’s title is a line from Vita Sackville West’s poem The Garden, as Vita is still very much admired by this garden’s main force, Michael Eastwood. This garden offers a wealth of subtlety and detail, with a balance between the unpredictable and artificial order. The artists have observed very different aspects and layers, magnifying otherwise inconspicuous details and revealing new associations for the viewer.
As it is connected to the NGS opening of the garden for charity, admission is £3.50; children enter for free.
Home made teas. Disabled access for studio yes (but gravel path leading to it), garden only partial.
Directions: From Rookley take Niton Road in the direction of Chale. Event 100 yards on right; studio is located in the garden. Easy parking on Niton Road
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