Tatton Park Biennial
May 3 to September 2008
Tatton Park Biennial is a new contemporary art event for the UK being staged from May to September 2008 and presented in association with Cheshire’s Year of Gardens 08. Over 30 artists, performers and writers.
Curated by Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan from commissioning group Parabola, the 2008 Biennial theme is ‘Botanical Collections and Collectors’. Over 30 artists, performers and writers will develop new work in response to Tatton Park’s gardens, investigating the legacy of collections, collectors and the designed landscape amid current issues of climate change and globalisation.
The Biennial supports the work of emerging and established artists through a commissioning process that reveals the history of the Park and is a launch pad for future events that will further understanding of exceptional artistic practice within the laboratory of this National Trust property.
With up to six semi-permanent works, 13 evolving commissions, and a substantial programme of tours, performances and talks that lend further depth to the grounds, the Biennial will reflect the historical significance and contemporary relevance of Tatton Park.
An active Education and Access programme will extend to major cities, taking in a range of new visitors through specially devised and targeted schemes.