Artwork & Other Events at THATW


Commissioned Work

Bob Budd: This Building Needs to be Sheared [Map ID: BB]

Annalisa Cantoni: In England (a film installation) [Map ID: AC]


Other artwork

Alex Murdin: Submergency: Crazywell FM [Map ID: AM]

Ana Flores: Poetry of the Wild [Map ID: AF]

Arabella Pio: Transcendental Homelessness [Map no. 4]

Patience (After Sebald) [film] [Wednesday 20:00, Studio One]

Grace Adam: Please Be Seated [Map ID: GA1-GA6]

Jane Hodgson:  How are you today, 27 February 2005?* [Map no. 3]

Sue Harrison: Encounter [Map ID: SH]

Susan Deakin: Oak Primer [Map no. 1]

Susan Deakin: Contemplation Drawing – 431 years* [Map no. 3]

Dartington Bindery: hand-made books [Map No: 9]

An exhibition of hand-made books inspired by Dartington / Devon.

Tuesday: 12:00 – 14:00; Wednesday: 13:00 – 14:30; Thursday 13:00 – 14:30

Simon Park: Exploring the invisible [Studio Two]

An exhibition of bioluminescence

Thursday only 11:30 – 17:00

* limited hours – information posted at entrance to Studio Six


Workshops & Walks

Pete Ward: Introduction to A Bundle of Sticks Studio One, Tues 17:20-17:50

Pete Ward: The World (part of A Bundle of Sticks) meet in Garden Room, Wed 14:30-16:30

Susan Deakin: A visit to the home of millions (walk) meet in Garden Room, Wed 11:30-13:00

Figureground: Work with me Studio One, Wed 14:30 – 15:30

Roland Playle: New Eyes for Seeing Studio Six, Wed 15:30 – 16:30

Richenda Macgregor:  Clay Winning meet in Garden Room, Wed 14:30-16:30

Figureground: Work with me Studio One, Wed 14:30 – 15:30

Aldridge/Skerritt/Seely : The Great Turning Artful Inquiry Studio Two, Wed 14:30 – 15:30

Linda Gordon: Labyrinth Studio Two, Thurs 14:30 – 16:30

Kate Walters: Gazing, listening and drawing with plants Studio Six, Thurs 14:30 – 16:30

Ana Flores: Poetry of the wild AHA mediaspace, Thurs 14:30 – 16:30

Mary Bartlett:  Garden walk meet in Garden Room, Thurs 14:30 – 16:30

Bush / Loveday Edwards:  Estate walk meet in Garden Room, Thurs 14:30 – 16:30


Flux Olympiad  (plus info on ‘Games People Play’)

The Flux-Olympiad was first conceived by George Macunias in the 1960s but never realised. It’s a series of games, team games, and races that all have been created by Fluxus artists – all trying to invert or subvert the traditional notion of a competitive sporting event.  So whether it’s the Stilt Soccer events where contestants are asked to attempt an almost impossible goal of playing soccer on stilts, or the flipper race where people run down the track with flippers on… all end up having a comical presence that plays with the performative aspects of sports.

Details are still to be confirmed, but games are likely to include Flux Bocce, Laundry Badminton, Mini Track, Inferno Court, Mercury, The Hole in the Wall Game, Megasoccer and other art sport games.


Other Events

Sit and Listen by the River Dart (overnight or drop-in between 2100 and 0800 )

Summit participants are invited to join sonic artist / naturalist Tony Whitehead to sit in silence by the River Dart.  Come and go as you wish: join in for an hour… stay all night… greet the dawn.  A rare opportunity to embrace the river, the night and the silence.  Maps will be available at the main reception desk in the Studio One Foyer, explaining how the evening works.  You’ll need warm clothes, good shoes, and a torch.

Dreaming the new world awake

A simple ceremony of silence and sharing to mark the opening of the Earth Summit in Rio, and a contribution to the worldwide Festival of Transition. The ceremony will be co-ordinated by Ruth Potts and Rob Hopkins (Transition Town Totnes). Sunrise is at approx. 5am but will be a little later in the Tiltyard. The ceremony will begin at 6am. (Those who wish can join a shared silence beginning at 2000hr the previous night.)  Produced in association with Transition Town Totnes.

Film: Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams:

Part of the Dartington Film Series.  Admission is £7.75 (£6.50 concessions).  Please arrive in plenty of time to purchase your tickets.

Installation: Richard Povall’s Secret Songs

Taking place throughout the summit, a sound installation around the Dartington Gardens (part of Aune Head Arts’ tuningworlds project.  See for more information).  Pick up a map in the Studio One Foyer or at Main Reception.  Operates in daylight hours only and is dependent on weather conditions.


Related Events

Carol Ballenger: One endless garden (see

An exhibition of images by Carol Ballenger from her new book of photographs celebrating Dartington’s gardens, fields and woods. Open June 19 to July 16 daily, 0900-1730 in Studio Five.  THATW participants are invited to join the reception on Thursday 1830 – 2030 in the Garden Room.

Games People Play at CCANW (for further details and directions see

Games hold a mirror to civilization; they build bonds, trust and strengthen social relationships. For the Cultural Olympiad, the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World is exploring what games can tell us about ‘human nature’; and how a deeper understanding of the advantages of cooperation can help us all to address the needs of the planet at this time.

The exhibitions are presented in two halves. The first, currently on show has a selection of remarkable early board games which were intended as guides to moral improvement or general knowledge and documentation of unusual local games, past and present. The second half, starting in October, will focus on photography and video by contemporary artists which use sporting imagery to make some wider comment on life today, and on the new generation of video games designed to address social and environmental challenges.

As a supporting partner of the Summit, CCANW is contributing participatory events to the summit led by Tom Russotti of the Institute for Aesthletics.  The Institute, based in NYC, is dedicated to playing sports as artistic practice.  After the Summit, on Sunday 24 June from noon – 4pm Tom will be at CCANW in Haldon Forest to orchestrate more activities including a Slow Bicycle Race and Forest Football.