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Helen Goodwin: Impermanent Edge

Helen Goodwin Impermanent Edge was a work on a digital journey. It took the form of a virtual exhibition tour for a limited period. The work is about impermanence, seen through the eroding edge of landscape on coastal places where the artist has lived. On the East Yorkshire shore, the cliffs and beach at Skipsea, […]

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Henry/Bragg: The Surrey Hills

10 March – 2 June 2018 A film about landfill in a site of natural beauty and problems of global consumerism Henry/Bragg are artists Julie Henry and Debbie Bragg. They highlight subject matters that mean a great deal to them. These include the erosion of working class culture and the age of global consumerism. We […]

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Fenland: Kathryn Hearn

Ceramics by Kathryn Hearn, June 23rd – September 16, 2018 Formerly Course Director in ceramics at Central St Martins in London, Kathryn Hearn moved a few years ago to live in the Cambridgeshire Fenland town of Chatteris. The surrounding landscape and culture have fascinated her ever since. Chatteris, is one of four fenland towns which […]

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Outfalls: Tarlo & Tucker

Poems and drawings: Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker 23 June – 16 September 2018 ‘Outfalls’ by Harriet Tarlo, and Judith Tucker, is a joint project of poetry and drawing. Their subject was the Louth Navigation, which is, significantly for them, a disused canal in North East Lincolnshire. Using these different art forms, they explored the […]

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Femke Lemmens: Saori weaving

14 October – 16 December 2017 Femke Lemmens uses natural fibres and naturally obtained colours, to create weaves with a certain lightness and movement. Creating her own colours at home from plants and kitchen waste, has become an engaging and integral part of her whole process. Femke visited the Alpujarras mountains in Andalucia, southern Spain. […]

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Hilary Mayo: Topography of a landscape

14 October – 16 December 2017 Hilary Mayo showed a collection of ceramics made following a recent trip to Iceland. She visited the country in 2017 and its changing light and fragility impressed her immediately. She entitled this collection Topography of a Landscape. It encapsulated her response to the strangely addictive beauty of Iceland’s other […]

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on the stony path: herman de vries

11 March – 1 July 2017 GroundWork’s Spring season 2017 saw the first exhibition in the UK of the work of herman de vries. Then aged 85, herman de vries, is a grand figure in the world of art and environment, renowned for his sensitive attention to nature. This exhibition was all about stones and […]

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Colour in Nature from pattern to poison

13 October – 16 December, 2018 Stewart Hearn, Barbara Howey, Laura Huston, Femke Lemmens Colour in Nature featured recent work by artists working in the different media of glass, textiles, paint, ceramic. The possibilities of materials and vibrant colour inspire them all. There was no big idea behind it. Just that there was a thread […]

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Gina Glover: The Entangled Bank

10 March – 2 June 2018 Gina Glover: the Entangled Bank, highlights the problem of plastic waste. Bottles discarded by the side of the road are a problem everywhere. People still throw bottles out of car windows into the verges. They probably do this without even thinking of the consequences, as we all know by […]

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On the Edge

19 October – 14 December 2019 This exhibition played on numerous interpretations of edge-potential and edge-confusion. Some was literal, some was metaphorical. The idea was both to question the way we create boundaries and divisions. Also to reflect critically on the way one environment or culture can seep into another. Does the edge create problems, […]

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Sunlight and Gravity: Roger Ackling and Richard Long

15 July – 30 October 2016 Roger Ackling and Richard Long Richard Long chose the title ‘Sunlight and Gravity’ for GroundWork Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, . It describes very clearly the forces which the two artists worked with – harnessing some of the most powerful forces of nature. It also suggests a mood. Gravity for seriousness, […]

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Out of the Wood

5 November-17 December 2016 – & extended to 21 January 2017 Work by:Dominic AshLorraine BewickLee GrandjeanCordelia SpaldingCalum McClurePar AvionTim PlunkettTim SimmonsTara Books and Gond artists from IndiaIan TysonToby Winteringham Out of the Wood celebrated trees, forests and the art of wood. The exhibition included a range of work from the lyrical to the practical. Its […]

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Bird after Bird

15 July – 10 September 2017 Jayne Ivimey, Suky Best, Martin Brandsma, Patrick Haines, Nessie Stonebridge, & At the Steel Rooms, Brigg, Lincolnshire, Bird after Bird featured six artists entranced by the fragility of birds, exploring them in life and death. The exhibition aimed to raise our awareness of birds and of all the dangers […]

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Trash Art. Jan Eric Visser

10 March – 2 June 2018 Trash Art. Jan Eric Visser uniquely creates art from discarded newspaper and wax. He first began as a sculptor in 1987, since when, he has reflected on the value and potential beauty in trash. He is an artist deeply concerned about depletion of the earth’s resources. While waste is […]

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Theories of the Earth

13 October – 16 December, 2018 Shaun Fraser, Wayne Binitie, Flora Bowden, Kabir Hussain, Theories of the Earth, offered a timely insight into issues of climate change alongside deeper stories of the earth’s formation. Four artists ventured into the earth’s history and geology to investigate our understanding of the changes to the environment. Wayne Binitie, […]

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Fire and Ice

Gina Glover and Jessica Rayner 14 October – 16 December 2017 Images about nature, light and power, raising questions about energy use, over use and climate change ‘Fire and Ice’ included images of industrial intrusions into wild nature, melting ice-caps, and burning biofuels. It tackled tough subjects to do with the over use of energy […]

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Chrystel Lebas: Regarding Nature

23 June – 16 September, 2018 Panoramic photographs and photograms by Chrystel Lebas Chrystel Lebas: Regarding Nature, featured spectacular panoramic photographs of plants and landscapes on the North Norfolk coast. She made these works from an initial study commissioned from the Natural History Museum, London. Following in the wake of scientists Sir Edward James Salisbury […]

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Fragile Nature: from control to freedom

29 June – 15 September 2019 Elspeth Owen, Paca Sanchez, Lotte Scott, Emma Howell Four women artists of different generations featured in this exhibition. All of them attempted the expression of deep and quite original relationships with nature. See the local press report here: https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/groundwork-artists-give-message-of-hope-at-kings-lynn-exhibition-9074936/ Introduction French artist Paca Sanchez contributed work about the manipulation […]

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Water Rising: making art in storm and calm

9 March – 1 June 2019 Roger Coulam. Lynn Dennison, Simon Faithfull, Stewart Hearn, Susan Hiller, Sophie Marritt, Peter Matthews, Annie Turner. This exhibition featured works by artists who are thinking about the resourcefulness we need as we live with water. How do we save water? How do we pit our strength against water? What […]

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Shaped by stone

11 March – 1 July 2017 Tom Baskeyfield and Mario Popham Shaped by Stone was a small exhibition from a large and ambitious project by Tom Baskeyfield and Mario Popham. Through it they pursued several closely related trains of thought about the importance of stone. Firstly they explored it in the landscape, as a subject […]

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