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Dusk and Dawn : Artmaking on Orford Ness

This overnight event allows participants to engage with fleeting light of sunrise and sunset at this incredible landscape. Respond to the changes of hue, texture and opacity over land, sky and sea as the sun sets and rises.

  • Booking essential

This workshop will include overnight accommodation on the Ness. We will walk across the Bailey Bridge to the shingle spit at sunset and sunrise to capture the changing light across the incredible landscape of Orford Ness.

This workshop is led by internationally exhibiting artists Jane Watt and SE Barnet who are both Senior Lecturers in Fine Art at University of Suffolk. Watt and Barnet use a range of media in their art practice including drawing, lens-based media, installation and performance.

Jane has undertaken a range of projects over the last three decades, including largescale commissions and workshop programmes for University College London, John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and Darwin Green in Northwest Cambridge.

Susan has developed research groups such as radical re Think at University of Arts, London and worked on projects with the Mass Observation Archive.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Member£60.00
All Non-Member£67.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 2491895 In the event of extreme weather or very bad light the event may be cancelled or rescheduled.

Suitability

Not suitable for children.

Meeting point

Meet on Orford Quay at 2.45pm for a ferry crossing at 3pm on Saturday. Return ferry on Sunday at 9.30am. Park in public pay and display car park (not NT).

What to bring and wear

Bring food and bedding for your stay - a fully equipped, shared kitchen is available. Accommodation is in shared bunkhouse rooms. Dress for sudden weather changes. Wear good walking shoes.

Accessibility

Includes ferry crossing - must be able to negotiate steep, and sometimes slippery, steps. Mostly made up paths, sometimes uneven.

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