oneplace is a landscape based contemporary arts programme which ran from 2005 - 2008. During this time it supported a critical framework that articulated Tatton Park's 'sense of place' and created opportunities for a range of arts practitioners to explore and interpret the historic, current and future landscape of Tatton Park and its unique history and relationship between landscape, architecture and people.
oneplace developed from an initial discussion between Tatton Park and Arts Council England North West when ARTS UK, a specialist arts consultancy was appointed to expand the initial idea of having Andy Goldsworthy work at Tatton Park on a large scale work, into the project where opportunities were offered to emerging arts practitionersThe project offered opportunities for a range of arts practitioners to create new work in a range of artforms. oneplace was planned to support a wide and diverse programme of activity. This included inviting internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy to come to Tatton Park and make a series of Winter and Summer works in November 2005 and July 2007 respectively. One of his Winter pieces featured in the December 21st 2005 issue of The New York Times.
oneplace also supported emerging practitioners to develop new work, career opportunities and profile. Applications were generated from arts practitioners from the UK who had completed a professional training within the previous 5 years, were currently engaged on MA or other research courses, or had a non-institutional
Appointed residency practitioners were Rob Vale, Helen Jacobs, Christopher Mayo, Samantha Donnelly, Lucie Potter and Sam Clayton & Mark Jacobs. Between them, they created a new series of artworks using sculpture, film, music and sound that explored Tatton Park in new and significant ways.
An important part of oneplace was its Education and Access programme, which gave a wide variety of groups and individuals from Cheshire and the North West an opportunity to be more closely involved in the project through workshops, talks, exhibitions and a seminar.
Rob Vale’s workshops enabled adult, college and secondary pupils to create
their own animated mobile phone film.
Helen Jacobs ran sessions where Tatton Park furnishing textiles were used to make covers for participants’ personal objects.
Christopher Mayo worked with a group of young composers at Sir John Deane’s College, Northwich, to support them in making their own compositions.
Samantha Donnelly worked with several Primary School and special needs groups to make drawings, paintings and sculptures using the Japanese Gardens, trees and colour for stimulus.
Lucie Potter worked in Ellesmere Port with an adult special needs group who created their own audio sound work using sounds from the local park
Sam Clayton & Mark Jacobs offered an opportunity to build Choragic Monument Lanterns through workshop leader Paula Chambers.
Andy Goldsworthy – 2005 and 2007Residency Practitioners:
Rob Vale – 2005/6
Helen Jacobs – 2005/6
Christopher Mayo – 2006-8
Samantha Donnelly – 2007/8
Lucie Potter – 2007/8
Sam Clayton and Mark Jacobs – 2007/8
Unless otherwise indicated all photographs are by Steve Chettle
oneplace has been developed by Tatton Park and ARTS UK
oneplace has been supported and funded by: Cheshire County Council Arts Council England North West Development Agency Cheshire Rural Enterprise National Trust Manchester Airport Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Performing Rights Society Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council