This workshop is inspired by Krijn de Koning’s installation at The Gibberd Garden.
Sir Frederick Gibberd's interest in the relationship between art, architecture and nature is evident throughout the garden. The layout of the garden as a sequence of 'rooms' inspired artist Krijn de Koning’s installation Green/blue, work for the Fredrick Gibberd Garden, Harlow 2020. De Koning designed a structure of walls and doors that act to partition the space and draw attention to the relationship between the surrounding landscape and the artwork – like a picture frame.
Artist Sarah Evans will take the idea of frames to focus on details in nature. Sarah will provide pre-made templates and you will be invited to use drawing to capture images of plants and flowers into each of the frames. You can work into your drawings with colour, collage and mark making.
Open to ages 4+, Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Workshop is free to those who have paid admittance to the Gardens (£5 adults, £1 children 5-16)
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This event celebrates Krijn de Koning’s art installation as part of New Geographies Project. This temporary art installation was installed in August 2020 and is available to see at The Gibberd Garden in 2021.
About the Artist
Sarah Evans Sarah Evans’ artwork is based in drawing - using animation, moving image, collage, installation and events - with a focus on process. Nature and landscape are recurring themes for the artist, which capture narratives of human relations to landscape. Evans constructs histories through interweaving fact and fiction. She is a founding members of artist-led Aid & Abet based in Cambridge. Aid & Abet tested its model over curatorial and collaborative practice through a variety of project spaces, residencies and commissions over the past decade. Evans has worked with CB1 Cambridge Development, Trust New Art - National Trust commission, NW Cambridge Development artist residency - University of Cambridge, Paper Gallery, Manchester and Market Gallery Huddersfield.
About New Geographies
Commencing in 2017, New Geographies was a 3-year project with 10 artists’ commissions across East Anglia. People nominated over 250 locations based on personal stories and reflections, some of which have inspired the new artworks. The aim was to create a new map of the East of England, by enabling people to share their stories and re-imagine our idea of ‘place’.
UH Arts, University of Hertfordshire worked with Krijn de Koning to realise this project at The Gibberd Garden as part of the New Geographies project, led by ECVAN/ Wysing Arts Centre.
This workshop is funded by Arts Council England.