Artist Bryan Hawkins, the Canterbury Archaeological Trust Artist in Residence has used the Rochester Airport Archaeological Dig site the starting point for this exhibition.
Located within an area of human activity spanning thousands of years evidence from the site forms a part of Rochester’s story and links to the broad patterns, connections and significances of history.
From the Neolithic Kits Coty House of the first farmers overlooking the Medway, through patterns of migration, toil, conflict and settlement, through stories of Romans, Vikings, Normans, Vortigen, Hengist, Horsa and the successive dynasties of Kent, to the stories of Shorts Brothers, of workers and families, creativity, innovation and conflict, history and its many ghosts haunt the Rochester Airport site.
The emanations, fragments and traces from the site are a part too of a greater, unfinished flow of energies, stories and ghosts, passing through time, populations and generations which continue to haunt us.
Both exhibitions will be accompanied by a range of free activities including artist and self-led walks, talks and workshops, follow us @rochesterartgallery or visit our website for details.