King’s Wood: A Context
artists include: Richard Harris, Dominique Bailly, Chris Drury, Hamish Fulton, Susan Derges, Edwina Fitzpatrick, Rosie Leventon, Peter Fillingham
essays by Jenny Uglow, Doreen Massey, Joy Sleeman
King’s Wood: A Context marks and celebrates 10 years of Stour Valley Arts in King’s Wood. It is not just a linear history but looks at the place, King’s Wood, its history, its geography, how the forest developed, the people who have lived and worked there over the centuries and the context in which Stour Valley Arts and all the artists work. Jenny Uglow, the well known author and social historian and Doreen Massey, Professor of Geography at the Open University have contributed essays and Joy Sleeman, senior lecturer in History and Theory of Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, has written about the art historical roots of SVA and its artists’ responses. There is also a dialogue between Jeremy Theophilus and Sandra Drew about the curatorial thinking and different activities of SVA- ‘Simultaneous narratives’, Liz Kent calls them in her introduction.