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.

  • 5 Jul 2018
  • 10am - 4pm
  • Chatham

The Ash Archive

‘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 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.

The Ash Project is grateful to galleries across Kent for hosting The Ash Archive tours in 2018, including Studio 3 Gallery at the University of Kent, Limbo in Margate in May, Halpern Gallery in Chatham in July, UCA Brewery Tap in Folkestone as part of the Salt Festival, in September and at Kaleidoscope Gallery in Sevenoaks, in October.

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