Saturday, 15 September, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Milton Court Farm Dorking Surrey RH4 3LY
Please note there is limited parking available at Milton Court Farm. If driving take turn off A25 onto Milton Court Lane, continue until you reach the access barriers/gatehouse to Unum, then turn left, past Milton Court Farm on your right, carry on until you reach the wide new dark unmarked road on your right, where you can park. If driving, plan to arrive early (12.30) and follow the route (in reverse) up to the ridgeway to view Fossil Ocean Floor, before returning to the field for the picnic.
Fossil Ocean Floor is a large-scale text installation in farmland adjacent to the Great Western Railway near Dorking, Surrey. The work is on view from 7 June – 30 September and can be seen from the carriage road at Ranmore Common, the footpath across Milton Court Farm and from the Great Western Railway on the route from Reading to Gatwick that passes through Dorking West. A map of the location can be found here. The work is a response to the chalk hills surrounding its location. Chalk is composed of microscopic disc-shaped coccoliths; the fossilized remains of plankton from an ancient seabed. These are represented by the floating dots of the text. ‘Lamina’ is the word for a thin layer of sedimentary rock.