The exhibition at the Garden Museum in London, explores the breadth and depth of Dan Pearson’s landscape design, tracing the roots of his career as a plantsman and designer, looking at his education and influences and focusing on a number of key projects and their inspiration.
The exhibition will be an immersive, multimedia experience where space, materials and craftmanship are as carefully considered as rhythm, colour, texture and seasonality in planting to create spaces which are emotionally uplifting and have a distinctive sense of place. The exhibition will explore the fundamental importance of the idea of sense of place in Dan’s work, the intuitive quality of his informally trained design eye and the horticulturally rigorous, yet painterly quality of his plantings.
The exhibition aims to give people as close an experience as possible to actually experiencing Dan’s work and have commissioned 3 films of projects completed within the last 5 years including The Old Rectory, Naunton, a private traditional country garden; Maggie’s, London – public landscape and private courtyards for cancer caring centre and Tokachi Millennium Forest, Hokkaido – 240 hectare public ecological park.
Dan has also created a new planting design for the border in front of the Museum which will be installed in time for the exhibition opening. The monochrome planting scheme takes elements of Dan’s work at the Tokachi Millennium Forest, using a mix of woodland floor species, with dramatic accents and a sculptural element.
Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson opened on 23 May and runs until the 20 October 2013.
at the Garden Museum Lambeth Palace Rd, London SE1 7LB
More information available at Garden Museum
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