Saturday 29 June: Pavilion rebuild drop-in day and workshop

29 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.

29th June
10:00 – 17:00 (full day)
Ticket price £15

Join Jamie Lovekin of Cornwall Woodland Workshop and learn the way of cleaving, shaving, carving and weaving, and the use of tools such as the draw-knife, glut & amp; maul, froe and shave horse. Understand the working properties of different tree species and know how to identify them.

Saturday 15 June

Sunday 16 June

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

Share this page

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10:30am - 5pm. Closed Mondays but open for Bank Holidays