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The Ash Project – Schools Programme exhibition @ No.34
July 19 @ 11:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
This exhibition showcases artwork created by Kent schools.
Arts organisation Outdoor Studios has worked with pupils from 15 schools across Kent to create the artworks currenly being displayed at No.34.
Each school visited a Kent County Council Country Park to view and explore the Ash trees and worked with artists Martin Brockman, Andy Evans, Amanda Thesiger and Gemma Gottelier to respond to issues surrounding Ash dieback in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to explore the wider historical and environmental impacts.
The schools programme is part of the major project The Ash Project, which is an urgent cultural response to the destructive effects of Ash Dieback disease which is devastating woodlands and landscapes across Kent. The project will result in a major artwork by internationally renowned artists Ackroyd and Harvey, an online archive and a plan for landscape restoration. The commission captures and celebrates the cultural, natural and social history of the Ash tree, creating an extraordinary and enduring legacy for future generations.