The HopBarn

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A little bird told me‘ wildlife walk and exhibition runs at The HopBarn from 12 April to 31 May 2021 (more below).

“The HopBarn is a dedicated space for the creation and development of the arts.”
The Hopbarn, Hockerwood Lane, Southwell NG25 0PZ
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Trained at Trinity College of Music, London, Angie Atmadjaja composed music for dance before undertaking a PhD in Psycho-acoustic Phenomena at The University of York, creating sound and visual installations that have been exhibited in the UK, across Europe, China, Japan and Korea.

After attending The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, Jonathan Poole worked primarily with Arc Dance Company under the direction of Kim Brandstrup from 1995 to 2004. From 2009 to 2015 Jonathan worked at The Lowry, Salford Quays, tasked with establishing the North West Centre for Advanced Training in Dance on behalf of the Department for Education.


Natural Landscape set within a working farm (approx. 100 acres), The HopBarn Studio and accommodation, the kKO Library.



A Little Bird Told Me - posterA little bird told me is a wildlife walk and exhibition (Spring 2021) at The HopBarn running from 12 April to 31 May 2021. Visitors are invited to appreciate and celebrate the 71 known sighted species of birds (charted since 2009) in person and through the eyes and thoughts of painter, installation artist, photographer, fashion.

  • The HopBarn is located on a working family farm and to ensure visitors are safeguarded, attendance at the exhibition must be pre-booked in advance via eventbrite.
  • There is wheelchair access to the exhibition but not the wildlife walk.
  • There will be coffee and tea available.

Visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to contribute to a miniature library inspired by Mark Dion’s Library for the Birds (2016). The HopBarn asks visitors to draw inspiration from the exhibition and nature walk and then offer a creative response, producing miniature books, paintings and artwork that can be displayed on a specially constructed tree that will feature in the exhibition space.

A series of chosen books are handpicked from the kKo library. This is the working layout sketch for the exhibition:

In 2021, funding was received from Newark & Sherwood District council in order to build 5 new bridges in preparation of the Spring Arts Exhibition ‘a little bird told me’ and the Autumn Art trails ‘Living Landscape’: