Setting a new business context at Kings Hill
A cluster of trees, a herd of deer and a duck’s house are among the new occupants of office buildings at Kings Hill.
The works of art are part of a new exhibition organised by Liberty Property Trust UK, the developer of Kings Hill, and national charity Arts & Business.
The sculptures, paintings, photographs and prints on display are a selection of works by seven artists from London and the South East including Sandgate’s Nicholette Goff and Joanna Jones from Dover.
The exhibition, the second of its kind to be held at Kings Hill, is housed in the reception areas of five of the business park’s flagship buildings. It was launched with a private viewing and will be on display until mid-June.
Caroline Binns, associate director marketing and leasing of Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, said: "The new exhibition features some very exciting works of art, adding a fresh dimension to the business environment and building upon our wider initiatives to link the worlds of art and commerce.
"This includes the curators of the exhibitions liaising with Kings Hill businesses and their employees to encourage other arts initiatives, such as engaging an artist in residence."
Artists being showcased in this new exhibition are Nicholette Goff, Joanna Jones and Nigel Green, Christian Funnell, Alan Rankle, Irene Marot and Guy Archard. Curated by Christine Gist and June Frickleton, the works are on show in 30 Tower View, 4 Abbey Wood Road, 11 Tower View, 35 and 39 Kings Hill Avenue.
Liberty Property Trust UK has had a long involvement with the arts, commissioning many sculptures in the business, residential and community areas of Kings Hill. It founded the Rouse Kent Public Art Award with Kent County Council for the best piece of public art in the county, which is now held biannually. Many works have already been nominated for the 2009 award, which has recruited Janet Street-Porter as chair of the judging panel.
"The success of this second exhibition at Kings Hills demonstrates the demand that exists amongst businesses in the South East for visual art initiatives,” said Jane Chambers, regional director, Arts & Business South East. “Art has a powerful role to play in enhancing the working environment and employees’ everyday experiences. We are delighted to be involved with Liberty Property Trust UK in developing this exciting initiative and hope it will serve as an inspiration to other developers and employers in the region.”