Friday, 18 May 2012

Tatton Park Biennial opens to the public

Whatever happens, I love you by David Cotterrell. Photo: Thierry Bal

The third Tatton Park Biennial in Cheshire opened to the public on 12 May 2012 and will be open every day between 10am and 7pm until 30th September 2012. The Biennial began in 2008 and is curated by gallerist Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan.

The 2012 Biennial, 'Flights of Fancy', takes the human urge to fly as its theme and includes 15 new artist commissions sited in and around the grounds, parkland and formal gardens of Tatton Park, as well as inside its mansion. 

Gleaners of the Infocalypse by Juneau Projects. Photo: Thierry Bal

This year the commissions include a number of fascinating structures alongside films and visuals by Aura Satz, Simon Faithfull, David Cotterrell, Jem Finer and Dinu Li. The films can be seen on-site in an ISO container, a caravan, a spaceship and a miniature planetarium, as well as on a brass plate in Tatton's Music Room. 

Empty Nest by Hilary Jack. Photo: Thierry Bal

There is a £5 car entry charge to Tatton Park which also applies to National Trust members (who have free entry to the Mansion and Formal Gardens)A Totally Tatton ticket is recommended for visitors to the Biennial, which allows entry to the Formal Gardens and Mansion, both of which exhibit Biennial artwork along with the parkland. This ticket also allows entry to Tatton’s farm. Adult £10; Children (4-15) £5;  Family (2 adults + 3 children) £25. Single attraction entry ticket: Adult £5.50, Child £3.50, Family £14.50

No comments:

Post a Comment