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Garden of Reason

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Garden of Reason

Ham Street
Richmond upon Thames
London TW10 7RS
United Kingdom
April 25th, 2012 - September 23rd, 2012
Opening: April 25th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-hous...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
PHONE:  
020 8940 1950
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Sat 11-5
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

Garden of Reason is an exciting contemporary art exhibition taking place at Ham House and Garden from 28 April to 23 September. 

A new perspective

The garden was established in 1670, which was a time of great change and innovation in science and the arts. We've been inspired in the title of the exhibition by what's often known as the ‘Age of Reason’.

The artists will install works that interpret the site, and increase our knowledge and curiosity of that period. They'll also challenge audiences, giving them a fresh perspective. They're using the archives to carry out meticulous research, and directly responding to the unique surroundings of Elizabeth’s garden.

You'll be encouraged to engage with the space in new ways, through sound, film, sculpture and performance.

‘Garden of Reason’ is part of ‘Trust New Art’, our contemporary art programme. It's supported by grants from Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, as well as by us.