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FONC Woodland Wonders 2011

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A Public Art Exhibition of Woodland Art Installations

woodlandwondersfrontVisitors to Nunhead Cemetery will have the opportunity to enjoy Woodland Wonders, a public art exhibition of woodland art installations sited in the Restored Anglican Chapel. It's open throughout the weekends in September 2011 from 11am-5pm, including Open House Weekend (now Open City) 17th-18th September 2011. This exhibition in association with FONC is curated by Jolanta Jagiello and funded by Nunhead and Peckham Rye Community Council Grant from Southwark, and ArtGoingPlaces.

The exhibition draws up upon the cemetery's abandoned past and its transformation into a ash-sycamore woodland, natural in structure and growing among vegetated gravestones, with many remnants of the 1840 Victorian plantings remaining, including a formal avenue of towering lime trees. 15 artists have been inspired by Nunhead Cemetery's woodland and wildlife.


woodlandwondersbackSara Scott, and Desiree Ickerodt artwork alludes to the cemeteries decaying past, and Everton Wright on its current purpose. Debora Mo, and Elisabeth Chojak-Myszko have chosen to work with its symbolic meanings, whilst Kath Cottee, and Jeff Soan are focusing their attention on its inhabitants. Alex Harley, Mike Hoath, Jayne Lloyd and Jolanta Jagiello will look at the structure of wood and its possibilities, with Isabella Pitisci, and Julia Peat concentrating on the fragility of leaves. The McKenzie family will create a Museum of Diseased Wood, complementing Jill Rock's Museum of the Paranormal.






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