Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft

A Letter to the Soil

Presented as part of John Newling’s exhibition at Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft , a new sculptural installation sits seamlessly amongst the village green’s natural habitat.  The structure is comprised of large steel text that reads ‘…so sorry…’, offering a direct apology to nature.  This work, like much of Newling’s pieces, intends to elicit an emotional response in the viewer and prompt action against climate change.  John Newling has an acclaimed international reputation creating projects and installing works in the UK and internationally. Nottingham-based, Newling’s works explore the natural world and the
social and economic systems of society, such as money or religion. The artist often makes use of horticultural processes in his work, as well as creating site specific projects with communities. Newling’s conceptual works are deeply conscious of their material, the fabrication process and architecture.

Part of tillage at Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft until 18 Oct 2020.

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Adult £6.50 (£7.50 with gift aid donation)
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Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Lodge Hill Lane
East Sussex

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