Tatton Park Biennial: 3 May - 28 September 2008

Heather & Ivan Morison I am so sorry. Goodbye (Escape Vehicle #4)  

Tatton Park Biennial is a new contemporary art event for the UK supported by The Northwest Regional Development Agency; Arts Council England, Northwest; Cheshire County Council; Cheshire's Year of Gardens 08; The National Trust; Manchester Airport; The Tatton Park Trust and Tatton Park. The Biennial is staged from May to September 2008 and presented in association with Cheshire’s Year of Gardens 08.

Curated by Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan from commissioning group Parabola, the 2008 Biennial theme is Botanical Collections and Collectors. Over 30 artists, performers and writers have developed new work in response to Tatton Park's gardens, investigating the legacy of collections, collectors and the designed landscape amid current issues of climate change and globalisation.

The Biennial supports the work of emerging and established artists through a commissioning process that reveals the history of the Park and is a launch pad for future events that will further understanding of exceptional artistic practice within the laboratory of this National Trust property.

With six semi-permanent works, 12 evolving commissions, and a substantial programme of tours, performances and talks that lend further depth to the grounds, the Biennial reflects the historical significance and contemporary relevance of Tatton Park.

An active Education and Access programme takes in a range of new visitors through specially devised and targeted schemes. A full-colour publication with commissioned essays, novella and an artist's multiple has been published.

Jo Coupe Rarefied (Phalaenopsis lobii)     

>Tatton Park Biennial 2008 short listed for Lever Prize 2009

>Tatton Park Biennial 2008 short listed for 2009 Museum & Heritage Awards for Excellence

>Heather & Ivan Morison  Escape Vehicle #4nominated in RSA best of 2008

For more information, contact: info@tattonparkbiennial.org