Map of the day
Jo Roberts - A personal survey
‘Jo Roberts’ Personal Survey of the URBAN Fringe in the region of the Deckle Edges’.
Jo Roberts has been exploring Medway and Swale, immersing herself through recording, identifying and determining the nature and utilization of the fringes of these areas.
Jo has created 70 maps of the day and collected and pressed 67 specimens of wild flowers that she has pressed and embossed to create her own URBAN Fringe Herbarium collection.
See her work in the collaborative exhibition 'Journeys and Reflections around the edges of Medway and Swale’ with Stephen Turner at UCA Pop Up Gallery, Pentagon Centre, Chatham 22 – 27th October.
For more information on Jo: http://tinyurl.com/9gxkp78
Faith rescued from a flytip in Sittingbourne.
Eau de Bordure - A new essence for Medway and Swale?
As part of URBAN Fringe, artist Stephen Turner will be testing a new essence of the Fringelands called Eau de Bordure that has been distilled from distinctive local flora.
Join him at the UCA pop up Gallery in Pentagon Centre, Chatham on Saturday 27th October 10am -12pm where he will be testing the new essence called Eau de Bordure.
For more information on Stephen visit: http://francisknight.co.uk/projects/urbanfringe/stephenturner/
Jo and Stephen at Milton Creek
Special events for URBAN Fringe
Journeys and Reflections around the edges of Medway and Swale
A multi-media exhibition by artists Jo Roberts and Stephen Turner as part of URBAN Fringe an art and architecture research project by Kent Architecture Centre.
Monday 22nd October – Saturday 27th October UCA Gallery, Mezzanine Level, Pentagon Centre, Chatham
Special events for URBAN Fringe by artists Jo Roberts and Stephen Turner 27 -28th Oct.
Placing Making residency - Kent Architecture Centre and The Crafts Council
URBAN Fringe Artists announced
URBAN fringe has commissioned artists Simon Barker, Nayan Kulkarni, Jo Roberts and Stephen Turner to create a series of artistic interventions within the unique environment of North Kent’s fringe lands.
The project offers time and space for them to meaningfully engage with people who live there, to draw out the narratives of this unique place, and to influence future renewal and developments.
For further details: http://francisknight.co.uk/projects/project/urban-fringe/
© Alun Heslop
Raptor - in progress
New Resting Point for Capel Fleet Raptor Viewing point reflects the spirit of flight. Artist Alun Helsop has been busy making a Resting Point at the RSPB Capel Fleet Raptor Viewing Point along The Isle of Harty Trail cycle route, Leysdown. The Raptor site was chosen by Alun as a dynamic space to place the seating guaranteeing views of the Marsh Harrier and as a place to sit and reflect the landscape. The resting area will feature a two-element structure, providing comfortable, hollow saddle carved and welcome seating in the inspired form of bird wing feathers. It also provides a sculptural centre piece installation that is visible from many directions. More to follow......