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Inspired by Knepp

Dear Art clubs,

In May, a number of Art Profile’s featured artists will be taking part in an exhibition at the nationally renowned Knepp Rewilding Project. 

Inspired By Knepp‘ will be taking place from 4th – 16th May, at the Knepp Estate near Horsham.

This short film will tell you more about the Exhibition and its aims. 

The exhibition features artwork from 12 artists, who all want to celebrate Knepp’s vision for a wilder future. The artists have spent time immersed in Knepp’s inspirational, transformed and thriving landscape and are all currently making artwork in response to it! 

Knepp was the first major rewilding project in England. What was, up until 2020, intensively farmed arable and dairy land, is now a transformed landscape thrumming with wildlife. A host of rare species are now thriving at Knepp, including turtle doves, nightingales, cuckoos, and the purple emperor butterflies that you may have seen in David Attenborough’s Wild Isles series. Knepp is also home to the pioneering White Stork Project, helping to reintroduce this charismatic species to England for the first time in over 600 years. Knepp really hit the public consciousness with the release of Isabella Tree’s book, ‘Wilding’ in 2018. An instant lockdown hit, Isabella’s moving account of their pioneering conversion back to nature, showed the nation how it is possible to restore and heal our broken landscape.

In addition to the exhibition, there are a series of fabulous workshops and demonstrations that you can now sign up for:

  • Sunday 5th May (10am – 1.30pm) – Introduction To Lino-printing with Lizzie Wheeler – BOOK HERE
  • Monday 6th May (9.30am – 4.30pm) – Painting with earth with Peter Ward   BOOK HERE
  • Tuesday 7th May (10am – 3pm) – Clay Animal Portraits with James Ort – BOOK HERE
  • Thursday 9th May (10am – 1pm) – Quick Watercolour Birds with Tom Shepherd – BOOK HERE
  • Thursday 9th May (2pm – 5pm) – Quick Watercolour Wildlife with Tom Shepherd – BOOK HERE
  • Friday 10th May (7pm – 9.30pm) – Landscape Painting and Music with Hester Berry & David Smale – BOOK HERE
  • Saturday 11th May (10am – 4pm) – Free-motion Embroidery Workshop with Harriet Riddell – BOOK HERE
  • Saturday 11th May (7pm – 9pm) – Drawing Trees Zoom Workshop with Jake Spicer – BOOK HERE
  • Wednesday 15th May (7pm – 9.30pm) – Landscape Zoom Demonstration with Hester Berry – BOOK HERE

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Exhibition Details:Free entry4-16 May, between 10am and 5pm every dayLocated at the Gathering, at the Knepp Wilding Kitchen and ShopWorthing Road, Dial Post, RH13 8NQwhat3words: intricate.variety.weeds Accessibility:We regret to say that at present, The Gathering, which is the main venue where the majority of the exhibition is being held does, not have level access and therefore is not accessible to wheelchair users. The same is sadly true for the Granary where all of the workshops are being held too.There are several steps going up to both the Gathering (9 in total) and the Granary (7 in total), each set of steps have handrails.The shop, entrance hall (where there will be artworks), restaurant and cafe all have level access and there are accessible toilets in the Cafe too. 

 If you have any further questions or queries, please do contact JamesOrt – the exhibition’s curator: 07765980508 / james@orts.co.uk)

Please do share these details with your art club members and I hope as many of you as possible can get along to support this fabulous exhibition.

Best wishes

Kimberley Keegan

01296 733200

info@artprofile.co.uk

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