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GroundWork Gallery present

Sensing Trees

With Beth Robertson, Stevie Wishart & Brian Ogden

Sunday 12 May

GroundWork Gallery, King's Lynn

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Tickets: £18, Concessions £16

Accompanying GroundWork Gallery’s exhibition Art for the Environment, this exciting live and interactive event involves exhibiting artist Beth Robertson in conversation with distinguished contemporary composer Stevie Wishart and Brian Ogden, tree scientist and borough Arboricultural Officer. We will listen to them talking, and join them on an exploratory walk to sense trees in King’s Lynn’s beautiful town park, The Walks.

The two artists have much in common to discuss, but also fascinating differences in approach and artistic results. Both are involved with  symbiotic relationships between humans, trees and other life forms through both sound and sense. Beth’s work ‘Becoming Tree’ blurs distinctions between our fleshy and vegetal bodies and responds to sensations through field recordings. Stevie aims to make us more aware of our relationships with nature using ambient sound relationships as a means to create a musical score. They will be joined by Brian Ogden, a tree specialist who will contribute practical knowhow and a view from another discipline equally balanced between rigour and experiment.

Important information

Venue: GroundWork Gallery, King's Lynn

Duration: 3 hours

Accessibility: The event will be relying on sound and no hearing loops are provided. The event will involve a 1 hour walk on uneven ground into a park.

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Tickets: £18.00

Concessions: £16 for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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12 May

03:00 pm

£16.00 - £18.00

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