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”

Covid-19: Making Some Changes to the Project

In light of the current situation with Covid-19 our plans for school sessions running through to June, and an exhibition in July at CAS (Chapel Arts Studios), unfortunately won’t be possible. Happily though, Arts Council England have approved our proposal for a few changes to the project, meaning that we can hang on to ourContinue reading “Covid-19: Making Some Changes to the Project”

Teacher’s INSET: Art and Outdoor Learning

A couple of weeks ago, all the teachers from the 5 schools, plus Andover Trees United and CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) staff, were invited along to the CAS Chapel in Andover for an INSET (professional development/sharing) afternoon. We wanted to make sure that everyone understood the thinking behind the project, had met the other projectContinue reading “Teacher’s INSET: Art and Outdoor Learning”

One Ash

The One Ash project is a sister project to Ash Tree Stream, devised and run by Andover Trees United to support children to learn about sustainable forestry practices through direct experience. Ash Tree Stream evolved out of an invitation from ATU Director Wendy Davis, for me to develop a programme of creative learning for theContinue reading “One Ash”

Introducing Ash Tree Stream

Ash Tree Stream is a one-year visual arts project, led by artist James Aldridge, in partnership with Andover Trees United, CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) and five schools in the Andover area: Andover Church of England Primary School Appleshaw St Peters Primary School Harrow Way Community School (Secondary) Portway Junior School Vernham Dean Gillum’s Church ofContinue reading “Introducing Ash Tree Stream”