We have been fortunate enough to acquire the fantastic archive of Stour Valley Arts, now located at the library of UCA Rochester.
Stour Valley Arts was a public arts organisation primarily operating in Ashford, Kent. It
commissioned a range of public art works in King’s Wood, engaging the public in art through the context of the ancient woodlands, operated by the Forestry Commission.
The collection spans some 22 years of work up until 2015. It contains information regarding the commissioning of exhibition projects, where artists
being commissioned include UCA lecturers, past and present.
Material includes visitor books, publicity, educational material, funding bids, trustee minutes, business plans, photographs, documentation on construction of exhibition, and objects designed from the exhibition. The collection has particular strengths in relation to public arts and art development within East Kent.
Cataloguing is currently commencing, and will be made available on our online catalogue. We look forward to blogging about different aspects of this exciting archive!