Chatham Vines



View the Chatham Book online (the project website is no longer live)

Chatham Vines is an award winning project that sought to bring new life to an empty 19th Century Church in Chatham Kent.

The Church was transformed by a steel structure supporting growing grapevines within the church aisle.  Two cameras inside the church stream images continiously from the dedicated website developed by Active Ingredient.  Viewers could frame their own views of the church as they used the cameras, resulting in an archive of images of the grapevines as they grew.

Partners:  John Newling, Artist, Medway Council and Diocese of Rochester

Winners of the Rouse Kent Public Art Award 2006.  Launch of a limited addition hardback book, Chatham Vines by John Newling, including a chapter written by Rachel Jacobs from Active Ingredient