Exploring the interpretation of the Project

The Leaves of Southwell Project Presents: Just Look!
a talk by Helen Eger and Canon Nigel Coates
27 April 2021
5.00pm on Microsoft Teams (please note the time is 5pm, not the usual 2pm)

If the best art is that which awakens the soul, there is much to be said for being woken up gently and not being given too much information too soon. This talk describes the interpretation strategy developed by Studio Eger that is minimal in intervention, but which seeks none the less to deepen appreciation for the the Leaves of Southwell as ‘one of the glories of Europe.’

Book your place on this insightful talk using the Book Tickets for the Talk form at the end of this page.


About Helen Eger
Helen Eger founded Studio Eger in 2013, with the aim of collaborating with other industry specialists to create cultural projects within the public realm. She is an art director with over fifteen years’ experience of working with some of the world’s leading exhibition designers and museums. In 2002, she graduated with a Masters in Communication Art and Design from the Royal College of Art.

About Canon Nigel Coates
Canon Nigel Coates served as a residentiary canon for nearly 15 years at Southwell and has led the Leaves of Southwell project that reinterprets and reimagines the 13th century masterpiece


In normal times we would hold this talk in person and make a small charge. In the current circumstances, we are inviting you to make a donation, if you are able to. Donations from the talk series will directly support the improved accessibility and interpretation of the Palace Gardens, as well as increase the variety of plants, flowers and shrubs that we can plant in the next phase of the Leaves project.

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