Shelved, David Clarke and Tracey Rowledge
Working in partnership, Tracey Rowledge and David Clarke will be creating a new body of work, in response to their experience of residency within the cultural quarter of Tunbridge Wells.
Clarke and Rowledge found common points of interest and got to know the collections through discovery, research, public and private discussion and reflection. It was the things that ‘tripped us up’ and piqued our curiosity, which resulted in a comprehensive new body of work.
Uniquely, they also creatively contributed to the development of the borough’s new Cultural & Learning Hub, the Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund supported the realisation of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s and Kent County Council’s plans for a combined cultural offer. Serving as project team members, they contributed their creative thinking to the planning, concept and realisation of the Hub, helping to ensure that the arts remain at the core of the redevelopment of the current museum, library and adult education buildings in the civic centre of Tunbridge Wells town centre.
Their progress has been recorded on a blog on the Tunbridge Wells Museum website.