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The Lark Descending Exhibition

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Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - Sunday, 27 May, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Unit 4 Dorking Surrey RH1 1UX

Internationally acclaimed visual artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey have an exciting new exhibition The Lark Descending running from 10 – 28 May in their home town of Dorking.

Unit 4 in St Martin’s Walk will be transformed into an interactive public space with evolving artworks and public talks with invited speakers, which seeks to explore and excavate Leith Hill’s specific history, geology, ecology and culture.

The Lark Descending exhibition will be structured layer by layer, as a descent from the air, through the trees, into the soil, through to water and deep down below to where oil is trapped.

Air | Terra | Soil | Water | Clay | Oil

Heather Ackroyd comments; “We’re interested in revealing the deeper chords of influence Leith Hill exerts on the people who frequent and use the hill for a myriad of pursuits, and ‘unearth’ why people strike a deep relationship with this landscape, and where do they perceive its strengths and vulnerabilities to be”.

An exhibition programme with further details will be released shortly.

The exhibition forms part of Surrey Unearthed a project exploring the natural materials of the Surrey Hills landscape. The project will see ten artists create new work along the entire width of Surrey’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Click here to discover more.