Sunbury Park: A Map and Nature Trail

amazon_Sunbury_Park_map_1Sunbury Park
A Map and Nature Trail

Published April 2015
ISBN 978-1-910578-05-6
A3 fold out map
Author – Phillip Cribb
Illustrator – Alban Low
SLB0013

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“Sunbury Park is rich in wildlife – trees, shrubs, herbs, birds, animals and insects. This map can be used as a nature trail and concentrates on the fine trees of the park.”
Phillip Cribb, 18th February 2015.

Phillip Cribb went to school at Gunnersbury in Chiswick and was further educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Birmingham. He is a co-founder and the current president of the Spelthorne Natural History Society which is approaching its 40th anniversary in 2016.

amazon_Sunbury_Park_map_4Since 1974 he has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. He retired from the staff as deputy keeper of Kew’s world-renowned Herbarium in 2006 and is now an honorary research fellow there. He has specialised at Kew in researching the systematics and evolution of orchids, one of the largest families of flowering plants, an occupation that has taken him around the world on many botanical expeditions. He was chair of IUCN’s Orchid Specialist Group and is a trustee of Orchid Conservation International, both organisations concerned with protecting the world’s wild orchids. For many years, he was also a trustee of the Gilbert White and Oates Museum at Selborne. Phillip has lived in the area since 1956 and in Sunbury since 1972 and has taken a long-term interest in the borough’s wildlife.

This map was first exhibited at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery in April 2015. http://www.sunburyembroidery.co.uk Thank you to everyone at the gallery and Spelthorne Borough Council for your encouragement and support

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On The Map exhibition

50%_poster_map_6 copyWelcome to the On The Map exhibition from CollectConnect artists. Earlier this year publisher we commissioned 12 new maps from a group of exciting contemporary artists. Each map was designed to be printed as an A3 fold out sheet with 4 supporting pages on it’s reverse side.

There is an inherent beauty in maps, like the Dwell book that proceeded this exhibition maps are a 2 dimensional rendering of a 3 dimensional form. They are often interpretations of the real world in a graphic light with motifs and lines that help us find anything from roads to windmills.

Artists are natural observers and organisers who like categorise through visual means. This map exhibition gives us the chance to see the world around us through the eyes of 14 artists from around the UK.

The Sunbury dice game by Alban Low and Harvey Wells

The Sunbury dice game by Alban Low and Harvey Wells

The artists were asked to consider 3 criteria.

Their map should be set in the real world, somewhere in the UK.

That it should include a route which could be walked.

The walking of the map shouldn’t cost more than £10 (train fares, entrance to museums, lunch)

Sampson Low Ltd have printed them all in colour at an A5 (21×14.8cm) size with an A3 fold out map incorporated. They will be selling the maps at an affordable £2 (+ Postage and Packing) so that anyone can try one of these artist’s walks or frame them on their wall.

The artists are –

Bill Mudge
Melanie Ezra and Rose Davies
Bryan Benge
Robert Good
Peter S Smith
Dean Reddick
Tahira Mandarino
Alban Low and Harvey Wells
Phillip Cribb
Stuart Simler
Jill Hedges
Glyn Walton

The exhibition runs from 14th April to 10th May 2015
Private View – 23rd April, 6.30-8.30pm
at
The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery
The Walled Garden, Thames Street
Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6AB
http://www.sunburyembroidery.co.uk/index.htm

All welcome. We hope you can find your way there.
If not, I’ll draw you a map!

AL.

We would especially like to thank Robert Shaw, Barbara Robertson, Tahira Mandarino at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery. Also Spelthorne Borough Council for their support of the exhibition.