From: 12/10/2012 To: 21/12/2012 10:00 - 17:00
Location: John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
Phone: +44 (0) 131 552 7171
Created by the Sylva Foundation, in partnership with artists and craftsmen from throughout Britain, the OneOak exhibition features some 50 items, ranging from a throne chair to tables, benches and wood block prints.
All have been created with timbers from a 222-year-old oak tree felled on Blenheim Estate, near Oxford.
OneOak items created for the project include: firewood, woodchip (to heat a house for 6 weeks), sawdust for smoking food by Raymond Blanc, charcoal, bracing beams for a house, transom beam in a boat rowed in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Flotilla, door and frame, chest, pedestal table, coffee table, throne chair, clock cabinet, lantern, moebius sculpture, jewellery, wooden clock, acorn oakbot sculpture from waste slabwood, memorial sculpture, carved bowls, carved spoons, turned bowls, sawdust for ceramics glazing, carvings, automata, commemorative garden bench by disabled workers, five benches for primary schools including the spiderbench, contemplation bench, MakeIT! bench national school design competition, nesting tables, fine furniture competition winners pieces, small craft items, deer, viola chin rest, printing blocks, relief carving, sounding bowl, wood ash and smoke-glazed ceramics and a wooden clock.
Details of the OneOak products along with the stories of their making can be found at: www.oneoak.info/wood_products.php
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is a leading international research organisation delivering knowledge, education and plant conservation action in more than 80 countries around the world. In Scotland its four Gardens at Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan attract nearly a million visitors each year. It operates as a Non Departmental Public Body established under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985, principally funded by the Scottish Government. It is also a registered charity, managed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Ministers. Its mission is “exploring and explaining the world of plants for a better future.” Learn more: www.rbge.org.uk
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