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Microclimate: An artist lead sensory tasting banquet by Gayle Chong Kwan

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Normanby Hall and Gardens

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Artist Gayle Chong Kwan will host a unique tasting experience for members of the public in the beautiful award-winning walled gardens at Normanby Hall in North Linconlnshire. It will include tastings of food grown and prepared on-site, along with multi-sensory activities and experiences in and around the gardens.

Microclimate is a new body of artwork by Gayle Chong Kwan, which explores the history of fruit and vegetables grown onsite and includes wider issues of food production, transportation and seasonality. Installations and photography will be shown in the potting sheds, glasshouses and the library of Normanby Hall and will run from 23 July - 5th November 2017.

A wide range of 19th-century flowers, vegetables and trainer fruit varieties are grown using traditional organic techniques in the restored Victorian walled garden at Normanby Hall. The gardens contain a vinery, fernery, peach case and display house, along with recreated working areas, including the head gardener’s office, bothy, potting shed and tool store.

Gayle Chong Kwan creates mise-en-scenes, fantastical landscapes, and environments, made out of disturbing arrangements of sensory waste, found materials and documentary sources. Her work explores myths, collective and contentious histories and the ambiguous relationship between reality, appropriation, fictional contemporary mechanisms, and latter day myths, to focus on the impact of contemporary developments in tourism, planning and urban development upon the landscape.

www.gaylechongkwan.com

This event is part of ‘Surroundings’ a Humber Museums Partnership and Invisible Dust's three-year programme of international residencies, commissions and events in fantastic locations stretching from Sewerby Hall in Bridlington, to Spurn Lightship in Hull and Normanby Hall in North Lincolnshire.

www.invisibledust.com

Normanby Hall is a classic English mansion, located near the village of Burton-upon-Stather, 5 miles north of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

The Victorian walled kitchen garden was built in 1817 to provide fruit, flowers and vegetables for the Hall.
The present hall was built in 1825–30 to the designs of Robert Smirke for Sir Robert Sheffield (1786–1862). The Sheffield family had lived on the site since 1539 and the family's titles include Dukes of Buckingham and Normanby and Sheffield baronets. It replaced a previous 17th century building.

John Sheffield became Duke of Buckingham and Normanby in 1703. He built a fine mansion in London called Buckingham House. His son, the second Duke sold the house to George III and it is now known as Buckingham Palace.

The house was extended and altered to designs by Walter Brierley between 1906 and 1908.

The Sheffield family moved out of Normanby Hall in 1963. The hall is now in the care of the North Lincolnshire Council. The former 350 acre estate around the hall is now a country park. Within it, there are a restored working Victorian walled garden, a farming museum, a stable yard, duck ponds, a deer sanctuary, a fishing lake, a miniature railway and broadleaf woodland

.http://www.normanbyhall.co.uk/

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