Site-specific Contemporary Art in Derbyshire

Latest News - february 2011

re:place exhibitons and events

A6187 Grindleford, Derbyshire S32 2

Charles Monkhouse: Meander installation | Kate Genever online and at The Collection, Lincoln | Alec Finlay & Kaye Genever at The Beetroot Tree

Charles Monkhouse: Meander | Light installation in the Derwent Valley | saturday 26 february and saturday 5 march, 6pm - 10pm | PDNPA Surprise View car park

Meander consists of approximately 170 lights placed along the River Derwent, which when viewed from above, will appear to draw an earlier form of the river floating above the valley. Viewing details are as follows: View from Surprise View, walk from PDNPA car park on the A6187 near Hathersage.

Meander is weather dependent and Saturdays 12 & 19 March are held in reserve. To confirm the installation is in place check Charles Monkhouse's website - - before setting out. Please bring a hand torch to navigate between car park and viewing point.

Kate Genever: re:worked website now live at

Taskspace exhibition at The Collection, Lincoln | 22 february - 26 march

What is Rural? Symposium at The Collection, Lincoln | friday 18 march, 10am - 4pm 

Kate Genever's 're-worked' website is now live, which contains the outcomes of her Intermediate Commission. 

"As an artist and farmer collaborating with Peak District farmers Ken Wilson and Brian Bellfield, in a year-long residency, I have come to think differently of farming, the landscape and the making of things. We have explored and discussed their lives as hill farmers, our relationship with the land, the connection to home, homemade tools and daily tasks. All of which have acted as catalysts for the work I/we have made. As makers, we come from long lines of people who make to do and it is this fit for purpose, functional reason for doing that reveals our biography and that I hope is evident in the work. This website is the culmination of this residency - acting as a large meaning-making machine, whose intention is to extend the work's function rather than just showcasing it. It is a virtual space going beyond a viewing platform to exist as an artwork within its own right."

An exhibition of the work is on now at The Collection, Lincoln, continuing until 26 march. Further details and opening times at

Alongside the exhibiton there will be a one-day symposium, What is Rural?

Venue: The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP t. 01522 550990 Date: Friday 18 march 2011, 10am - 4pm 

What is Rural? aims to further thinking around the intersection between art, real places and research and provide an arena for specialists to explore and challenge ideas. The event will explore approaches to Rurality and deepen levels of engagement and understanding in the ethical, aesthetic, critical, funding, environmental and philosophical issues relating to rural spaces and related discourses. 

The speakers have been linked up, so as to create a dynamic environment that will encourage audience involvement and allow for 3-way debate and discussion. Confirmed speakers include: Steve Messam • Emma Heald: Advisor for Natural England • Liz Genever: Animal Scientist. EBLEX • Paul Genever: Lincolnshire Farmer • David Gilbert: Curator • John Plowman: Artist and co-director of Beacon • Rosalind Stoddart: Independent Cultural Engineer • David Walker Barker: Artist • Tim Neal: Academic. Sheffield University

How to book: Tickets to the event are: full price £22 and concession £15 includes lunch and refreshments. Visit for futher information.

Alec Finlay: white peak|dark peak prints, Kate Genever: prints
Lines on the Land | Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott
5 march - 17 april, open 10am - 5pm daily

Alec Finlay: white peak|dark peak prints, Kate Genever: prints

Lines on the Land | Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott | 5 march - 17 april, open 10am - 5pm daily

Work by Alec Finlay and Kate Genever from their re:place commissions is on show at the Beetroot Tree Gallery in Draycott, Derbyshire, open daily from 10 - 5 from 5 march - 17 april. For further information click here.

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