The Sited Commissions

6 sited commissions will be in place throughout the Biennial and will exist as iconic works from which to consider the grounds, collections and history of the site.


Gayle Chong Kwan is developing new work for the Conservatory, which houses an Orangery, and plans are underway for the construction of a ‘mask’ that references both the history of the building and the effects of increasing extreme weather patterns on the fluctuating global prices for citrus crops.

DAVID COTTERRELLDavid Cotterrell - Little Sheep

David Cotterrell is devising new work that references Humphry Repton’s Red Book for Tatton Park, in an attempt to alter the visual scale and spatial perspectives of the grounds in accordance with Repton’s principles.

NICKY COUTTSNicky Coutts Pagoda

Nicky Coutts plans the construction of a Japanese-inspired Pagoda made entirely of English garden sheds, which will allow visitors access to new views of the park and gardens.

HEATHER & IVAN MORISONHeather & Ivan Morison Pavilion

Heather & Ivan Morison are developing new work for the pond adjacent to the Japanese Garden that will act as a point of meditation within a structure built from Tatton Park’s annually felled trees.


Jacques Nimki is developing ideas for a ‘greenhouse’ that can contain collections of indigenous plants taken from the grounds of Tatton Park, as well as his own contributions as an artist. The work will be both a ‘sculpture’ and a live performance space.


Paulette Phillips is developing a series of kinetic, solar-powered sculptures for installation in the Rose Garden pool, which will bring to ‘life’ a new version of the Canadian Walking Fern in an area surrounded by many rare fern specimens.