Surrey Unearthed is a programme of ten linked projects exploring the natural materials beneath our feet through sculpture, installation, film, and writing.

The programme celebrates the importance of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its rich history of local industry, farming and culture shaped by the use of natural materials over time from historic settlements to Capability Brown landscapes and Arts & Crafts architecture.

Connecting people with their local landscapes, the artists engage others in their exploration of chalk, sand, clay, grass, wood, and earth. The artists’ research will unearth hidden insights into a particular material, its uses over time and relevance today.