Ken Worpole, Alan Hockett and Judith Wolton offer a presentation in words and images of work arising from their interest in where we live, its changes, dereliction and re-enchantment.
Ken Worpole is the acclaimed author of many books on architecture and landscape, including 350 Miles of the Essex Coast and The New English Landscape. Alan and Judith’s work Words from the Edge and other Drosscapes was inspired by Ken’s ideas and writing. worpole.net
Alan Hockett uses his artistic practice to explore the marginal landscapes. These are areas that, with industrial decline, have fallen into disuse and dereliction and are now slowly being reclaimed by the forces of nature. alanhockett.co.uk
Judith Wolton’s poetry arises out of her contemplation of coastal margins, marshlands and estuaries, using the idea of life on the edge. She was inspired by the mysterious qualities of Alan’s images to write responses to them.
This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Place Weekend in Colchester on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March.