Art in the Park: Kearsney interpreted

DAD is delighted to be working with Dover District Council on the delivery of  an ambitious Arts Council England funded project in Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens. The bid was submitted as part of the £3.1m Heritage Lottery funded Kearsney Parks project.

The project involves a series of artist residencies and a park bench poetry, painting and drawing project intitiated and curated by Joanna Jones.  A number of the residencies are for newly-graduated, early career artists from the local area.

This exciting project will explore the landscape designs, ecology, social and industrial heritage of the parks.  It will leave a legacy of art, sculpture, poetry and artists’ films that can be enjoyed for many years to come” said Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Cabinet Member for Property Management.

Read the DDC press release: Park Completes Artistic Line-up

A key aim of the Kearnsey Parks project is to bring new audiences to the parks and to engage people through arts and culture:

Ah! Just had time to have a proper look at all your postings and more on the DAD website. SO much on there!!!! Had no idea Dover was so chock full of artists! Fantastic you can bring everyone together like this! And yes, I really enjoyed my days in Kearsney. Such a refreshing change from my usual indoors regime! seeing the photos has reminded me to go back again before the Summer is over. Really look forward to seeing what you do with all the Park Bench drawings!
Thanks again for inviting me and (literally) broadening my horizons!

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re-purposing of kearsney trees

On a spring like day in January timber preparation  for Alma Tishlerwood’s ‘Alice’ in Kearsney Abbey started in Russell Gardens. The trees have been felled for various reasons as part [...]