Goodbye and Thank You from Ash Tree Stream

This may be the end of the Ash Tree Stream project but by no means the end of the work that Andover Trees United are doing in the local community, with artists, or Ash trees – keep up to date with their work va the ATU website and get involved if you can. You canContinue reading “Goodbye and Thank You from Ash Tree Stream”

Ash Tree Stream Exhibition: Video Tour

As the Ash Tree Stream exhibition was only able to open for two days before lockdown, I am very happy to be able to share this short video tour of the exhibition at CAS (Chapel Arts Studios), that I have filmed and put together. Hopefully this will help us reach all of you who haveContinue reading “Ash Tree Stream Exhibition: Video Tour”

Panel Discussion, Live Interview and Instagram Takeover

In my previous post I shared the dates of the Ash Tree Stream Exhibition. I also mentioned that there would be some online events running alongside the physical exhibition. We understand that this is a difficult time for many people and not all of you will be able to visit the actual exhibition, so areContinue reading “Panel Discussion, Live Interview and Instagram Takeover”

Ash Tree Stream Exhibition: 3rd – 14th November

I am very glad to be able to share the following poster for the Ash Tree Stream Exhibition at Chapel Arts Studios in Andover. The exhibition will share documentation and artwork from project sessions with all five schools, from our inset session with teachers, and my own individual photographic and video based artwork. As youContinue reading “Ash Tree Stream Exhibition: 3rd – 14th November”

Starting Up Again: Ash Tree Stream Emerges from Lockdown

This month sees us running our next two school sessions, postponed from the Spring due to Covid-19. Myself and Andover Trees United‘s current Education Officer Emily Roper, will be working with Appleshaw St Peters and Portway Junior Schools, following on from the sessions that Becky and I ran earlier in the year. These sessions willContinue reading “Starting Up Again: Ash Tree Stream Emerges from Lockdown”

Sharing the Learning at Portway Juniors

It’s been lovely to see that even in semi-lockdown the children at Portway Junior School have been using our free online resources (Identifying Ash Trees and Making Art with Ash Trees) to inspire more creative learning with their local trees. Thank you to teacher Alex Walker and her colleagues for sharing these images with us,Continue reading “Sharing the Learning at Portway Juniors”

Potley Lane Field

Thank you to artist Rachel Heard for sharing these photos and a painting of her favourite Ash tree near where she lives in Corsham, Wiltshire: ‘Here are some photos of a lovely big old Ash tree that stands in some fields two minutes walk from my house. There is a public right of way andContinue reading “Potley Lane Field”

Looking for Ash Trees in Abbotts Ann

Thanks very much to Alex Marshall, who contacted me with these photographs of Ash Trees that she and Wendy Davis located, with the help of the Identifying Ash Trees blog post. ‘Wendy and I have been inspired by your AshTreeStream blog posts to go out and look for ash trees in Abbotts Ann. We wereContinue reading “Looking for Ash Trees in Abbotts Ann”

Art with Ash Trees: Drawing by Jo Beal

As schools closed and the Ash Tree Stream exhibition was postponed (see more here), the participatory element of Ash Tree Stream temporarily moved online, with two free downloadable resources to get you all involved – Identifying Ash Trees and Making Art with Ash Trees. We are asking people to identify an Ash Tree near whereContinue reading “Art with Ash Trees: Drawing by Jo Beal”

The Ash Looks Back

While the school sessions are postponed and some activities have gone online, I’ve been quietly working away, researching and developing my own artwork ready for the exhibition (now scheduled for October instead of July). The Ash Looks Back is the title I’ve come up with to describe this body of work. I decided when IContinue reading “The Ash Looks Back”