Watercress and Daffodils

Clare Smith’s video Watercress and Daffodils is a legacy of Dover District Council’s Art in the Park:Kearsney interpreted project, an ambitious Arts Council England funded project, in Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens. The project comprised 10 artist residencies & the ‘Park Bench’ project bringing together 58 visual artists, poets and musicians living in Dover and the surrounding area. Art in the Park: Kearsney Interpreted was curated by DAD and co-delivered with Dover District Council.

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The video  explores the parallels between the structural laying bare of Russell Gardens as it was about to undergo a major restoration project as part of Dover District Council’s Kearsney Parks project and the revelation of a personal story connected to the now private Kearsney Court Gardens, of which Russell Gardens was once an integral part.

There is also an accompanying book  with essays by Karen Jones (University of Kent), Charles Holland (Charles Holland Architects), Philip Hutton (Architect) Richard Taylor (artist), Louisa Love (artist) and haikus by Ben Hunt.