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OneOak exhibition at Blenheim today

posted on May 29, 2010
    Art, Design and a Taste of Summer

    See us at the craft fair at Blenheim Palace this Bank Holiday weekend

    Saturday 29th – Monday 31st May

    Find out more about the fair Art, Design and a Taste of Summer

    • Watch the OneOak film
    • Great raffle prizes
    • Meet the Sylva team behind the project
    • See some of the fantastic OneOak art
    • Watch the woodcarvers and artists demonstrating
    • Can you count the tree rings?
    Category: Media, OneOak project

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    OneOak film released

    posted on May 28, 2010
    OneOak DVD

    OneOak DVD

    Our 30 minute OneOak film, which follows the tree at the felling in January to the sawmill in March 2010, is now available.

    It was filmed by a fantastic crew of volunteers (Charlie Beesley, Chris Baines, Bryn Walls, Sarah Simblet), generously supported by the University of Oxford’s Media Production Unit.  It was edited by Conrad Weiskrantz.

    It is available to view on our film page.  We are also making available DVD copies that we are selling for a modest £5 at the various shows at which we are exhibiting this year.

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    OneOak exhibition at Art, Design and a Taste of Summer: 29-31 May

    posted on May 23, 2010
    The new Sylva display centrepiece

    The new Sylva display centrepiece

    An exhibition on the OneOak project will be held this weekend, 29-31 May 2010, at the Art, Design and a Taste of Summer show at Blenheim Palace.

    We will be showing some of the films we have had made about the project and will have staff from Sylva on hand to talk about the project and our wider work.  We will be joined by OneOak residential artists Sarah Simblet and Rebecca Hind, and by wood carvers from the Oxon & Bucks division of the British Woodcarvers Association.

    We will also be launching our fantastic and unusual competition to guess the weight of the OneOak tree.  A raffle will be held with some great prizes.

    To find out more about the show see Art, Design and a Taste of Summer.

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    OneOak talk for ArtWeek on Saturday 15th May

    posted on May 10, 2010

    SYLVA CEO Gabriel Hemery is talking about the OneOak project on Saturday 15th May at 11am, at Philip Koomen’s workshop at Checkendon as part of Oxfordshire ArtWeek.

    In his talk entitled The story of the One Oak, Gabriel will explain the inspirations behind the project and highlight stories that have emerged during its dramatic first year.  Some of the OneOak residential artists will also be present, along with a chance for viewers to see some of Philip Koomen’s stunning furniture designs.

    If you are interested in finding out more or attending (please note that booking is essential): call 01491 681122 or visit http://www.artweeks.org/exhibitors/artist_details/?backto=map&artist_id=295

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    Oak is down but not out

    posted on April 23, 2010

    Peter Barrington says the felling on an oak has helped understanding of trees and woodland management.

    Oxford Times, Weekend, pp. 26-27, Thursday, April 22nd 2010

    Read online

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    OneOak project on Country Channel TV

    posted on March 30, 2010

    A twenty minute film about the OneOak project has been made by Country Channel TV.  It is now being broadcast on their internet TV website.

    To watch the film online click on the logo below.

    OneOak on Country Channel TV

    OneOak on Country Channel TV

    The 20 minute programme will also be shown on Sky channel 171 on the following dates:

    • Thursday 8th April at 19:30
    • Friday 9th at 07:30
    • Friday 9th at 12:30
    • Sunday 11th at 13:30
    • Further repeats will be shown during May.

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