4-16 May 2024

The Gathering, Knepp Wilding Kitchen and Shop

Worthing Road, Dial Post, RH13 8NQ

Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Free Entry

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Knepp Evening (20 x 20 cm) oil on board

Over the past year, myself and 11 other artists have been learning about rewilding at the Knepp Estate, where a flagship project has been underway since 2001.  Knepp has been researching and exploring how we can work sustainably with nature, aiming to restore the biodiversity that has been lost in the UK.  By letting nature and her processes take the lead, Knepp has seen incredible success in the restored health of the landscape and its ecosystems, and has attracted many rare species, which now find a safe haven on the estate.  Home to many past and present scientific studies, Knepp aims to promote knowledge around ecology, biodiversity and sustainability, and to show a wider audience how crucial nature is to us as humans.  They are also creating green corridors and promoting rewilding further afield so that nature can move and flourish outside of the Estate.

Click to see the beautiful video made by Emily Malden

The Artists:

James Ort

Marian Haf

Nosey Mungo

Harriet Riddell

Hester Berry

Tom Shepherd

Lisa Curtis

Mikaela Bartlett

Jake Spicer

Lizzie Wheeler

Rowena Pearce

Peter Ward

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Hester Berry “Dead Tree at Knepp” oil on board

Inspired by tours, talks, literature and conversations, we artists have been producing work in response to what we’ve learnt. The work will be on show for two weeks at the Estate, at The Gathering, which is next to a new Restaurant and Farm Shop.  There is a good network of public footpaths so you can explore the estate for yourself, and experience the sights, smells and sounds of a healthy landscape.  You may see Exmoor ponies, Tamworth piglets, storks, maybe even a purple emperor butterfly or a turtle dove! The profits from the sales of artwork and accompanying events will be split between the artists and the Knepp Wildland Foundation, to support their ongoing work in restoring nature for us and future generations.

Programme of Events

  • 4 – 16 May – Exhibition
  • Sunday 5th May (10am – 1.30pm) – Introduction To Lino-printing with Lizzie Wheeler – BOOK HERE
  • Monday 6th May (9.30am – 4.30pm) – Painting with earth – a process towards rewilding art and life with Peter Ward   BOOK HERE
  • Tuesday 7th May (10am – 3pm) – Clay Animal Portraits with James Ort – BOOK HERE
  • Thursday 9th May (10am – 1pm) – Quick Watercolour Birds with Tom Shepherd – BOOK HERE
  • Thursday 9th May (2pm – 5pm) – Quick Watercolour Wildlife with Tom Shepherd – BOOK HERE
  • Friday 10th May (7pm – 9.30pm) – Landscape Painting and Music with Hester Berry & David Smale – BOOK HERE
  • Saturday 11th May (10am – 4pm) – Free-motion Embroidery Workshop with Harriet Riddell – BOOK HERE
  • Saturday 11th May (7pm – 9pm) – Drawing Trees Zoom Workshop with Jake Spicer – BOOK HERE
  • Wednesday 15th May (7pm – 9.30pm) – Landscape Zoom Demonstration with Hester Berry – BOOK HERE


We regret to say that at present, The Gathering and Granary, which are the main venues for the exhibition, do not have level access and therefore are not accessible to wheelchair users. There are several steps going up to both The Gathering (9 in total) and The Granary (7 in total), each set of steps have handrails. The shop, entrance hall (where there will also be artworks), shop and cafe all have level access and there are accessible toilets in the Cafe too.