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Orchard Portraits

Rosemary Lee and Roswitha Chesher

an orchard and bright blue sky with clouds in the backgroud
Photo by Matt Link

Orchard Portraits is a seven-screen video installation created by Rosemary Lee and Roswitha Chesher.

Created and shot within the beautiful, ancient orchard of West Horsley Place, the work features six senior performers and 60 school children from the local school moving alongside and amongst the aged trees. 

Continuing Rosemary’s long interest in the relationship of portrait within landscape, this new work captures the unique presence and quality of both performer and tree.

“Working alongside these aged trees – left to go wild – finding gestures and ways to lean into and rest against the tree, I have noticed how quickly a quiet, connection and familiarity forms between human and tree. I’d like to highlight this relationship and thereby honour both older tree and older human.” 

Rosemary Lee

The installation Orchard Portraits is exhibited in West Horsley Place in late summer 2022 and then tours to other local venues in Surrey. 

Events

Date Location More info
Orchard Portraits
28 July – 20 November 2022
West Horsley Place, UK Details and tickets

For more information on this project contact Nicky Childs at nicky@artsadmin.co.uk.

Orchard Portraits is commissioned by Surrey Hill Arts and is part of Surrey Dance 21 and funded by Arts Council England.

an orchard and bright blue sky with clouds in the backgroud
Photo by Matt Link

www.surreyhillsarts.org/projects/orchard-portraits

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