Will Gompertz is the BBC’s first ever arts editor, a role he took up in 2009. Previous to this he was a director at the Tate Gallery, where he was responsible for the award-winning Tate Online and Tate Etc, the UK’s highest circulation art magazine.
Here, he chooses his favourite picks from The Space.
In referencing Adrian’s piece he said ‘The Portishead man has produced a poetic slideshow that marries image, location, memory and music. It lacks any formal qualities to make it to television, but works perfectly in the internet’s etheral galaxy”.
Adrian Utley (Portishead) has created a new piece of music in response to a walk amongst the remarkable ancient trees at the National Trust’s Croft Castle in Herefordshire, including the 1,000 year old ‘Quarry Oak’, unique triple chestnut avenue and mysterious ancient hawthorns (15 minutes)