Shaped by Stone: This was an project exhibited at GroundWork Upstairs from 11 March – 27 July 2017
Tom Baskeyfield and Mario Popham showed their project ‘Shaped by Stone’ alongside the exhibition of ‘the stony path’ by herman de vries, and also together with Sibylle Eimermacher’s ‘Meandering Eye’, in 2017. Shaped by Stone was their project devised for the theme of ‘Space’ for the Barnaby Festival, a cultural festival in Macclesfield, Cheshire. An ecological, place-based project, it explored the relationship between an abandoned hillside quarry called Tegg’s Nose (now a country park) and the evidence of its stone in the footpaths, walls and roads of Macclesfield Town Centre. They created the exhibition through the use of large format photography, drawing – rubbings / embossings – walking, writing and dialogue. The artists share an interest in the interconnection of people, place, nature and landscape, and went on throughout 2017-18 to create a second collaborative exhibition project about Welsh slate.
Image from Shaped by Stone . Graphite stone drawing detail, by Tom Randall-Baskeyfield