• Caroline K. Mackenzie

Art Exhibition by Caroline Bugby at Tonbridge School


Earlier this year, Tonbridge School’s Artist in Residence Caroline Bugby created a wonderful exhibition entitled ‘Thicket’, an art installation inspired by local archaeology.

(c) Caroline Bugby

The exhibition was such a success that it was extended beyond its original dates and evolved into a new project, ‘Immerse Yourself’. This was a pop-up library within the exhibition and enabled pupils and visitors to Tonbridge School to browse various archaeology books at their leisure while surrounded by Caroline’s work. Caroline makes sculpture and installation art that takes its inspiration from (among many things) archaeology, construction sites, and everyday objects such as food. For this event, Caroline brought together books and installation art, exploring the way that both function as immersive other worlds.

(c) Caroline Bugby

One of the books that was included was my recent publication, Culture and Society at Lullingstone Roman Villa (Archaeopress, 2019). The tesserae used as part of the exhibition were from a local dig just a few miles from Lullingstone.


(c) Caroline Bugby


Thank you very much to Caroline for including my book in her installation and for sharing these photographs. Caroline is hoping to propose the library/ art installation in another location with different artwork and books. To keep updated, follow Caroline Bugby on Instagram: @carolinebugby and visit her website www.carolinebugby.co.uk

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