The Ash Project

Commissioned by
Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Curator and Project Manager
Madeleine Hodge

Kent Downs Director
Nick Johannsen

Martin Brockman, Outdoor Studios
Karen Elsea, Turner Contemporary
Alison Field, Forestry Commission
Tony Harwood, Kent Resilience Forum
Catherine Herbert, Whitstable Biennale
Stephanie Holt-Castle, Kent Country Parks
Lorraine Huggett, Natural England
Ioannis Ioannou, Creative Folkestone
Lucy Medhurst, Outdoor Studios
Julie Morrow, Woodland Trust
Helen Page, Kent Country Parks
Peter Stansfield, University of Kent
Laura Thomas, Outdoor Studios
Sarah Wren, Kent County Council

Artists Walks

Curated by: Rose Thompson in collaboration with Whitstable Biennale

Artists: Hannah Lees, The Walking Reading Group, Adam Chodzko, and Feral Practice : Fiona Macdonald and Marcus Coates


Curated by: Madeleine Hodge and Rose Thompson

Artists exhibited: Ackroyd & Harvey, Colin Booth, Hannah Brown, Adam Chodzko, Sebastian Cox, French & Mottershead, Magz Hall, Max Lamb, David Nash, Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton and Sheaf + Barley.  We based our archive of objects on a collection made from a single ash tree which featured in Rob Penn’s incredible book “The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees.”

Ash to Ash Sculpture

Ackroyd & Harvey

Site Supervisor
Tim Owen

Country Park Rangers
Louis Grover
Helen Page
Paul Sidders

Graphic Design
Bullet Creative
Kathy Barber
Gorm Ashurst

Tree Extraction
Matthew Whitehead
Gavin Coles

Structural Engineers
Price & Myers
Tim Lucas
Joanna Hedley-Smith

Steel Fabrication and Installation
Scott Carpenter
John Branch and the team

Now Strike Archery
Tom Mareschall
Adam Jenkins

Mitchell Bloomfield
Richard Cramp
Ben Godber
Henry Knapp
Brian Leitch
Nick Taylor

Vic Harmer
Kristian Harpley

Jay Griffiths

Manuel Vason

Film Makers
Buckle Up Films
Mats Kokvik
Hannah Ava Dahl

London Contemporary Voices
Anil Sebastian
Sian O’Gorman
Marit Røkeberg
Adelaïde Pratoussy
Jeremy Franklin
Sam Bysh

Cherry Truluck

Mike Hill OBE
Jenny Schofield
Edward Parker


Nick Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Bean Bean, Lewis Biggs, Catherine Brady, Mark Brown, Lady Tess Bruce-Lochart, Tracy Brunt, Richard Buggs, David Carey, Adam Chodzko, James Collie, Jo Cowdrey, Matthew DePulford, Di Dever, Denise Dever, Daniel Docker, Sally Evans, Aubrey Fermer, Suzie Harvey, Saul Herbert, Kate Hickey, Bob Hogben, George & Vicky Jessel, Sue Jones, Michael (Donk) Keeley, Kent Tree Wardens, Katie Miller, Lisa Monk-Jones, Peter Morris, David Nash, Pippa Palmar, Alastair Palmar, Rob Palmar, Robert Penn, Kate Phillips, Mike Phillips, Cheryl Pierce, Victoria Pomery, Clive Potter, Chris Poundwhite, David Slawson, Beccy Speight, Jon Stokes, Rose Thompson, Cherry Truluck, Ryth Tyson, Julie Urquhart, Phil Williams, Mike Winstone