22 Feb 2011
Red Earth are back in the South Downs with a new iconic project travelling through the layers of the land. Known for their previous South Downs including the Vanish Point sculpture on Birling Gap in 2005, Red Earth are returning with CHALK, an immersion in the landscape, its ecology, geology and archaeology.
CHALK takes the shape of two sculpture installations on the South Downs, both located just off the South Downs Way, on Harting Down and Wolstonbury Hill. There will be CHALK walks at each location looking at natural navigation, archaeology, wild plant foraging and spring ecology, both art projects will culminate with performance journeys on each site in the autumn.
Red Earth are looking for people to get involved in the creation of the sculptures, local people with local materials building structures based on the history of their local landscapes. For more information about the getting involved, the CHALK walks, or the performance journeys please visit www.redearth.co.uk
April (build) - October 2011: Harting Down
May (build) - October 2011: Wolstonbury Hill
Chalk Walks: Harting Down
Saturday April 16 Archaeology
Sunday April 17 Wild plant foraging
Saturday April 23 Natural navigation
Sunday May 15 Spring walk
Chalk Walks: Wolstonbury Hill
Saturday May 21 Natural navigation
Sunday May 22 Archaeology
Saturday May 28 Wild plant foraging
Saturday June 4 Orchid walk
Performances at dusk:
September 24/25: Harting Down
October 8/9: Wolstonbury Hill
The National Trust, the South Downs Way National Trail, the World Sacred Music Festival, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester University, Brighton City College
Funded by Arts Council England, the National Trust, the South Downs Way National Trail Office, Collabor8.