Art programme continues  

The Loop

The public art programme at Conningbrook Lakes continues this summer with exciting new events and installations coming soon. 

Earlier this year, The Loop by Julia Clarke became the first artwork to be installed on site, as part of a public art programme commissioned by Latimer, Chartway Group and Ashford Borough Council. The project is helping to create a distinctive place to live at Conningbrook Lakes and celebrates the area’s natural landscape. Local public art consultancy FrancisKnight worked closely with the community to develop ideas and shape the themes of the artworks as part of a Public Art Strategy for the development.

Dwell, Explore and Interact – each theme reflects a different way to interact with nature and the landscape. The Loop is a large, handmade willow sculpture located at the water’s edge at the entrance to the village – the first piece, and part of the Explore theme. A second artwork by Julia Clarke is expected towards the end of the summer. Called ‘The Birds’, it is also part of the Explore theme and will be located close to the start of Conningbrook Avenue at the main lake.

Exploring the Interact theme, a series of community workshops will take place this summer, led by Outdoor Studios, followed by a third artwork, by Tim Norris, that will be inspired by the Dwell theme.