An mixed exhibition based on the poem Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The show will tour the west country. My image, Towards Xanadu has been used for all publicity. Please click on poster for image and details.
NEW AND UNFAMILIAR TERRITORIES
Fellow artist Sara Dudman and I have embarked on a rather ambitious project: two exhibitions of our work made as a result of our yearly residencies to unfamiliar parts of the country. Our last visit at the end of May was to the small Yorkshire harbour town of Staithes, near Whitby, where we spent two industrious weeks gathering information and researching the coast and surrounding moorland.
NEW TERRITORIES – 10th October to 26th November, The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset.
We had already acquired two exhibitions for this and other work, one in October at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton, Somerset which will include much of the work from all three trips to Brisons Veor, Cornwall, Allenheads Contemporary Art in Northumberland and our latest visit to Staithes. In this show we will be joined by other artists who have a similar link to these places including Stef Mitchell a printmaker from Staithes and Mike Collier a painter/printmaker from Newcastle, both of whom respond to their surroundings.
We have also been fortunate enough to be chosen for one of the two Shifting Somerset exhibitions at Contains Art in Watchet, Somerset in which we will be doing a comparative creative study of both the harbour town of Staithes and the harbour town of Watchet, both of which have similar links to the mineral and fishing trade. This exhibition will open next May and it it is hoped that we can take it up north as well.
One of my etchings, ‘The Washing of Ten Tides’ has been chosen to illustrate a new edition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This is being produced by Contains Art in Watchet, West Somerset. There will also be an accompanying exhibition.