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Sunday 16 June: Pavilion rebuild drop-in day and workshop

16 June 2019

Leading up to this summer’s Planning Matters programme, Paul Chaney will be rebuilding the experimental pavilion he installed at Kestle Barton in 2015. The original pavilion, Encampment Supreme, explored the possibilities for what Chaney calls ‘the apocalyptic vernacular’—an experimental architectural fusion of post-consumer waste products and locally found natural elements. The main body of the pavilion is built using a skeleton of locally-harvested willow and sycamore, and uses a ‘bender’ style construction based on an ancient northern European structure common among nomadic workers. The rebuilt pavilion will feature new engineering details to improve longevity and a bespoke canvas cover made by local architectural sailmaker Dave Buchanan.

Pavilion rebuild drop-in days are an opportunity to visit Paul Chaney and the construction team at the site of the Pavilion rebuild to help out and learn new skills. Or just come along to see how things are going and to chat about low-impact construction techniques and building with small section green wood.

Ticketed workshops:

A series of practical workshops led by experts exploring the possibilities for working with green wood coinciding with Pavilion rebuild drop-in days.

16th June
13:00 – 17:00
Max participants 10 Ticket Price £10

Join artist and professional forester James Fergusson for an afternoon of firepit artist’s charcoal making. You will have the opportunity to make small quantities your own charcoal, convert the results into drawing ink and explore the possibilities of an aspect of zen calligraphy. These workshops will provide an elemental and sensory exploration of working in green wood.

Saturday 15 June

Saturday 29 June

These events are supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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