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The Brewin Dolphin Installation


The Brewin Dolphin Installation is inspired by a past landscape of the Chatsworth Estate. This conceptual garden echoes a ‘lost’ village that once stood in the shadow of Chatsworth House before being removed to make way for Capability Brown's famous landscape.

The installation will encourage visitors to imagine the earlier landscape, featuring, at its centre, a contemporary timber pavilion designed to reflect the internal void of buildings that existed before. Elsewhere, immersed within the garden among dense borders of colourful planting, a collection of amorphic sculptures at different heights, represent the silhouettes of people who have passed through the landscape.

The planting references the indigenous landscape combining native ethnobotanical plants with decorative varieties introduced in later years.

In the video below, Paul Hervey-Brookes talks about the creation and build of his Chatsworth Installation.

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