Beth Chatto Film by Ben Dickey
Janet Boulton's Garden
Gardens on Film 16/09/15
Join Hilary Bevan Jones and guests for a night of screenings and discussion around gardens and film.
Three films about gardens will be screened with introductions from Photographer Howard Sooley, Film maker Zuleika Kingdon and Producer Ben Dickey. Hilary will then chair a discussion with the speakers at the end of the last screening.
Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage – A film by Howard Sooley
Photographer Howard Sooley’s most recent commission for Nowness as part of their Great Gardens series, Prospect Cottage sees Howard return to Derek Jarman’s garden on the bleak British landscape of Dungeness, Kent that surrounds an old tar-painted fisherman’s cottage, neighbouring a nuclear power station. Having photographed the garden many times this is Howard’s first approach to recording the cottage, the garden and the surrounding landscape through moving images.
Beth Chatto – A film by Ben Dickey (cornucopia productions)
Part of the ongoing series of films about important gardeners and garden designers, this film directed by Ben Dickey provides a portrait of one of the most significant of all. Shot on location at the Beth Chatto Gardens in Elmstead Market, Essex, the film is anchored by interviews with Beth herself. It offers an authentic and unique insight into her life and work, as she looks back at her childhood, her beginnings and early influences, her philosophy and development of her planting style and of course the record 10 consecutive gold medals at Chelsea.
A Day in Janet Boulton’s Garden – A film by Zuleika Kingdon (distant object productions)
As Artist and Gardener Janet Boulton tends her garden, we learn the meaning and inspiration behind each of her garden installations. The garden itself is an art work full of colour, poetry and spirituality which includes an awareness of music and nature, full of personal tributes, memories and symbolism. The making of her garden is both a cultural experience and a continuous work in progress.
September 14th - October 30th 2015
18:30 - 20:00