Nene Park Trust offers support to artists and visitors through Art in the Park.

Our new Park Art – Artist in residence Programme is now up and running, providing new opportunities for both new and experienced artists in the Park. Funded through Arts Council England, three artists have been invited to create new work in response to the beautiful surroundings of the Park, develop their artistic practice through mentoring sessions and support, and provide visitors with the opportunity to take part in creative activities. They will reside in the Park for 40 days exploring and researching the landscape, heritage and people.

The artists-in-residence are visual artists Caroline Wendling and Madhu Manipatruni and musician and songwriter Yvonne Harris-Hercules. Visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about the work the artists create at events in the Park and on-line during September and October. 

About the Artists

Yvonne Hercules is a singer songwriter based in Cambridge. Inspired by folk, blues, rock & soul, her music is a mix of these influences with honest, thought provoking lyrics. Her music often relates to themes that resonate to her, others and the world around her. During her residency Yvonne will be creating a musical piece exploring our human connection to nature and how this relates to issues surrounding climate change.

Madhu Manipatruni is a visual artist living in Peterborough. Her practice includes drawing, painting and digital artwork. She likes to use simple materials such as paper, charcoal and her ideas revolve around roots and identity, ideas of beauty and the role of art in the digital age. Madhu is also a practicing Creative Technologist and holds an MA in Creative Technology from DeMontfort University. During her residency Madhu will be experimenting with natural materials found in the Park to make new drawings.

Caroline Wendling is a visual artist that creates drawings, prints, installations, walks and performances that explore history and local myths and respond to place. Caroline lives in Cambridgeshire and was born in France, moving to Britain after completing her art studies. She has created commissions for Whitechapel Art Gallery, Kettle’s Yard Gallery, Wysing Arts Centre, and Deron Art Projects. She has recently worked on community projects in Hampton and Bedford. During her residency Caroline will be discovering visitors’ stories about the Park and exploring how visitors interact with nature.