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Duke’s Wood Project

Wednesday 21st August

Duke’s Wood Project

Amongst the deciduous woodland, spectacular ground flora and industrial archaelogy, an innovative project, curated by Nottingham based Ordinary Culture, is set to spark new interest into the fascinating site of Duke's Wood.

Formerly a working onshore oilfield, the 8 hectare site is now owned by the Wildlife Trust, having been donated by BP Petroleum Development Ltd. The site boasts a unique and surprisingly diverse ecology.

This unlikely marriage between ecology and industrial heritage has proved a fascinating starting point for an artist residency programme. Over the last year 9 contemporary international artists were invited to spend time at the reserve documenting, exploring, and responding to this unique environment. The results of this project will be open to the public from the end of August.

Over the coming weeks the site will temporarily take on a new chapter, hosting workshops, walks and further exploration. Visitors will be able to view the tree canopies from Dan Robinson's elevated cabin or join one of the many guided walks for a chance to experience Duke's Wood in a new light.

Public opening events begin on August 31st, with further events running throughout September.

A special ‘Duke’s Wood Bus’ will run from Nottingham Contemporary over the launch weekend for the project.

To book your place contact (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

For further information please visit http://ordinaryculture.org.uk/

The Duke’s Wood Project has been generously supported by Duke’s Wood Oil Museum curators Kevin Topham and John Lakehurst, the Arts Council England, Nottinghamshire County Council, Newark & Sherwood District Council, Nottingham Contemporary and the University of Nottingham, as well as the Wildlife Trust.

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