18 - 30 June 2007 The Building Centre
- Saturday 23 June: Discussion Event
A discussion event was held with the two lead architects of the Island Block, John Knight and William Sutherland together with Danielle Arnaud and Charbel Ackermann. The discussion revisited important moments of the building’s planning, design, construction and use. The videoed discussion covered antecedents, office concepts, the GLC’s Architecture Department, and the brief period of occupation of the building by the GLC.
- Saturday 30 June: Closing Event and Music Performance
Music event in collaboration with two musicians with extensive experience in sound sculpture and working with visual artists, Hildegard Kleeb and Roland Dahinden, who performed pieces inspired by the geometry and location of the building, and sonically explored and 'revive' the dimensions and spaces of this lost built space.
Repatriating the Ark
3 July - 29 October 2006 Museum of Garden History
- Tuesday 18 July: John Tradescant's Rest
A walk led by Jon Newman retracing John Tradescant The Elder's funeral cortege from the site of his house in South Lambeth Road to his tomb in the grounds of the Museum of Garden History.
Meeting: 12.30pm outside South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 - Free, booking essential, see details below - a specially commissioned guidebook will be available funded by RCDT.
- Thursday 20 July: Collectors' Evening
Invited collectors will discuss their passion and obsession in an informal presentation.
6.30 to 9pm at the Museum of Garden History - Free, booking essential, see details on link.
- Thursday 21 September: Artists' Talk and Performance Evening
Faye Claridge, Jo Coupe, Tessa Farmer, Paulette Phillips and Uriel Orlow, participating artists in the exhibition Repatriating the Ark, will discuss their commissioned work with Parabola in relation to their practice. Christian Nold will present Emotional Floatsam. Richard Dedomenici, a box of wine strapped to his back, will invite guests to add to the impromptu private view at Black Cylinder Gallery, a new exhibition space conveniently housed within his wristwatch.
6.30pm at the Museum of Garden History - Free, booking essential, see details on link.
- Wednesday 18 October: Ark-itectures: Retrieving Seventeenth Century Spaces of Display
A panel of writers, historians and theorists will discuss lost, 'ruined' or overlooked links between the Tradescant Ark and the seventeenth century social, cultural and physical architectures that constructed its spaces, collections and audiences.
7.00 to 8.30pm at the Museum of Garden History - Free, booking essential, see details on link.
1 July - 31 August 2004 Museum of Garden History
11 July - 31 August 2003 Museum of Garden History