Welcome to The Garden Seekers Project
Artist Jane Frederick and Hamilton MAS, the micro arts space by the sea, Felixstowe invite you to explore the Garden Seekers Project that launched as part of this year’s virtual Chelsea Fringe Festival.
Gardens, green spaces and living breathing plants are essential to our physical & psychological well being, perhaps now more than ever.
The Garden Seekers Project examines the intrigue of formal gardens and their enduring ability to capture our imagination and to provoke wonder and delight.
Inspired by a visit to Villa Gamberaia in Italy, Jane’s large graphite drawings and circular paintings appear like convex camera lenses pulling the viewer into a memory of the garden. Each one leads them to distinctive garden features, which are designed to offer shade, sanctuary or dramatic vistas deep into the garden.
As Jane begins this nine-month artistic project from June 2020 she will be exploring the past, present and future of formal gardens. Initially working in the Heritage Seafront Gardens, she will investigate how the privately commissioned gardens of Renaissance Italy went on to inspire the creation of public pleasure gardens, democratising gardens for everyone to enjoy.
For more information please call Hamilton MAS on 0781 8060944