Chutney Preserves is a juxtaposition of workplace with exhibition stage, or perhaps more coherently, experimental lab with ceremonial site.
Chutney Preserves was founded in 2005 by artists Captain Marq Kearey and Captain Sarah Sparkes
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Thursday, 12 June 2008

CHUTNEY TWO - THE ROT SETS IN






Chutney Preserves - Two:
The Rot Sets In’
Sunday 22nd of June, 2008, on Camberwell Green, Camberwell – 2pm till 7pm
A juxtaposition of workplace with exhibition stage, or perhaps more coherently, experimental lab with ceremonial site, ‘The Rot Sets In’, is decorated like a fete with small gazebos and stalls, and a rotten twist. The fete is in effect, a one day public art work, which visitors to the green can interact with, or just observe if they choose. It will be a humorous and thought provoking display of a broad range of temporary art works and artists that will make reference and take resources from the fine borough of Camberwell.

Sarah Doyle will offer weeds, rescued from between the cracks of the paving stones of Camberwell’s’ streets, from her garden stall, whilst Naomi St Clair Clarke has made an effigy which you can ‘make clean’ with a wet sponge missile. Lady Lucy is a rotten portrait artist, offering to make rotten portraits of visitors to the green from her park bench, possibly beside Rachael House who shall be sharing edible dog poo from a dogs bottom. Ami Clarke will pluck small gifts from her bearded chin, Ben Woodeson will display a number of hand-printed t-shirts of Mayor Johnson, and Miriam Craik-Horan shall respond to Mendelssohn with a lawn mower engine on her face. Jo David proposes to create a cardboard obelisk and miss-information desk with rotten visitor information about Camberwell, Sarah Sparkes will send down messages from her nest in the hanging tree. Andrew Cooper has a composting Wicker Man lying on Camberwell’s lawn and Dean Kenning will ceremonially hoist a totem pole at sundown, made during the day, from collected bottles and cans. Rebecca Feiner will invite passers-by to rant about issues in ‘Ranter’s Corner’. As they do she will make a picture of them and display these, framed on a table. Julian Wakeling has taken a beautiful photograph of pears decomposing. He has made it into postcards and will write messages for visitors to take away. Libby Shearon has transferred images of hobby horses and other spirits from the land onto business men’s white shirts, and Marq P Kearey has a muddy pool with ambitions to facilitate low ebb’s, whilst Geraldine Swayne shall cheer us all with rotten ballads, channelling voices from folk singers who frequented the green in days gone by. Continuing the musical responses, The Lonesome Cowboys From Hell, Calum F Kerr, Tim Flitcroft, Jan Maat and Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, parade as The Wild ‘Worst’ on Camberwell Green with a rotten western arena, complete with fake camp fire. cApStAn StRiNg a rebel rouser, will embody the spirit of Captain Swing, the long dead peasant agitator. Darren O’Brien has been trying to train worms to make paintings – visitors will be invited to pick a worm to make a muddy painting that they can take away. Be repulsed by Gavin Toye’s revolting paintings and then hit a rotten egg on Ben Newton’s dart board game and take home a jar of green chutney.

Come, come, come along to the great festival of Camberwell Green – ‘The Rot Sets In’.

Another event organised by Sarah Sparkes and Marq P Kearey.
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Scenes From Chutney 2 - The Rot Sets In
The Opening Ritual Lonesome Cowboys from Hell and Dean Kenning making a beer can totem pole at sundown on the green
Sarah Sparkes aiming insults from a tree

Andrew Cooper preparing the composting man for the next victim


The next victim!
The hollow, composting man has eaten

Lady Lucy makig rotten portraits of passers by

Ben Newton's rotten egg dart baord
Watching Jo David's hive mind film from inside the hive

Dean Kenings Beer can totem pole - erection ceremony

THE FIRST CHUTNEY PRESERVES





The First Chutney Preserves

Lambeth Country Show, July 14th and 15th 2005



Curated by Sarah Sparkes and Marq Kearey
a day out in the countryside with some lovely friends’



sponsored by Lambeth Arts, Lambeth Country Show and ASC studios




Two days of artists displaying their chutneys, preserves, paintings, sculptures, installations, generating interactive dealings and performing for the public.




Guests: Harry Pye, Helen Barff, Ami Clarke, Mally Mallinson, John Workman, Françoise Dupré, Leila Miller, Leila Budde, Mark Hayward, Marq Kearey, Adrian R Shaw, Jenny Fagerstrom, Tomas Fazzini, Chris Hoban, Anita Wernstrom, Jennifer Merrell, Sarah Sparkes, Maddy Rosenberg, Miranda Cowper, Pete Mountford, Diana Percival, Jennifer Talbot, Bella Vernon, Louise Evans, Darren O’Brien, Libby Shearon, A Goat





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