"In a time of plague, in the middle of another continent. I must imagine a shingle spit."
This summer 10 renowned artists respond to Orford Ness with new sculpture, drawing, poetry, audio and more. Visit Afterness, in collaboration with the National Trust. Now open.
Afterness is a new multi-artist exhibition of artworks made in response to Orford Ness, Suffolk. Once a military test site and now a nature reserve, the vast terrain of shingle reaching out to the north sea will host a number of large scale sculptures and drawing, guided audio trails and immersive sound installations, alongside an accompanying online programme of new video commissions and interactive artworks.
The exhibition features I See a Silence, a new suite of poems by the Ukrainian/US poet Ilya Kaminsky which offer a soundtrack for walkers as they discover the Ness. Meanwhile, artists Alice Channer and Tatiana Trouvé’s sculptural works can be found in the ruined interiors of the Shelter and Lab 1 respectively, and a new, large graphite drawing by London-based artist Emma McNally will be displayed inside The Armoury.A programme of new commissions created on Orford Ness to be experienced online will also materialise alongside the sited projects, including new work by artists Brian d'Souza, Lonnie Holley, Paul Maheke and Rachel Pimm.
Orford Ness is accessed via ferry from Orford Quay. Tickets can be booked via the National Trust’s website. Visitors can only book tickets up to one week in advance. Tickets are released every Friday. The ticket price includes general admission to the site and ferry rides to and from the site. You must select your outbound ferry time upon booking.
Multiple prices - see website for further details.