NOW FINISHED.

Regarding Nature

Panoramic photographs and photograms by Chrystel Lebas

June 23 - September 16

Re-visiting Sedum anglicum Plate n°300, Blakeney, June 2014

52°58.534’N 1°0.102’E

Edward James Salisbury. From box 290-307-Blakeney Plant Portraits/Photos.

Sedum anglicum. Plate n°300

Re-visiting Honckenya peploides Blakeney 3/5/14 Plate n°305, Blakeney, June 2014

52°58.101’N 1°2.062’E

Bergit Arends, who co-commissioned the original exhibition project, and Chrystel Lebas talking at GroundWork Gallery on 24th June

 

Upstairs at GroundWork

23 June - 16 September 2018

Outfalls

Paintings and poems by Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo

cracked coping stone held
heavy up by
brick & wire
empty where
gates hung but
still canalised         
streams ever
over growing
edge aslant

Harriet Tarlo, poem fragment
 

Judith Tucker, Towpath, 2017, Charcoal, varnish and white pigment on arches paper. 76 x 56 cm

cut banks out
water capture
course land    
capture course
water Lud let
in let out low
line landcut
line strip sky

Harriet Tarlo, poem fragment

Judith Tucker, Green on Green, 2017, Charcoal, varnish and white pigment on arches paper. 76 x 56 cm

 

Upstairs at GroundWork: 23 June - 16 September 2018

Fenland

Ceramics by Kathryn Hearn

June 23rd - September 16 2018

This vessel group reflects the tenacious and private attitudes of fenlanders who sometimes live in remote windswept homes behind barriers of Leylandii trees which have been grown as an embattled fort. Usually pollarded to extremity with the tree trunk revealed, chopped at its peak and leaves removed from the outside whilst remaining verdant and private from prying eyes within its inner safe world.

Regarding Nature

June 23 - September 16 2018

Regarding Nature, featured, spectacular panoramic photographs, and photograms by Chrystel Lebas, of plants and landscapes of the north Norfolk coast. These works were made from an initial study commissioned by Bergit Arends (independent researcher and curator) at the Natural History Museum, London, to follow in the wake of scientists Sir Edward James Salisbury (1886-1978) and his contemporaries Francis Wall Oliver and Arthur Tansley, and to re-examine their discoveries.

Re-visiting Suæda fruticosa, Blakeney Plate n°303, Blakeney, June 2014; 52°58.546’N 1°0.015’E

Their documentation of coastal plants in Norfolk in the early 20th century, was part of the impetus for founding the British Ecological Society. Chrystel’s work went beyond the initial research, to contribute a whole new spectacular interpretation of these subtle landscapes, which was also bound up with study of plant detail, in the context of the dramatic coastal end ecological changes since the scientists were recording them some 100 years ago. 

Re-visiting Shingle mobility between Suæda bushes, Blakeney. 27/3/13

Plate n°237, Blakeney, June 2014; 52°58.426’N 1°0.674’E

The exhibition was a selection from Regarding Nature, originally including studies of Devon and Scotland, first shown at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography in Amsterdam in 2016-17. 

 

Upstairs at GroundWork: 23 June - 16 September 2018

Outfalls

Paintings and poems

Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo

‘Outfalls’ by Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo, a joint project of paintings and poems undertaken on the Louth Navigation, a canal in North East Lincolnshire. Through juxtaposing open-form poems and monochrome drawings, they explored the relationship between the River Ludd and the canal itself as its industrial past became absorbed into semi-wilderness, creating niches for local flora and fauna in its culverts, bridges and locks. 

Judith Tucker. High Bridge, 2017, Charcoal, varnish and white pigment on arches paper. 76 x 56 cm

 

Upstairs at GroundWork: 23 June - 16 September 2018

Fenland

Ceramics by Kathryn Hearn

Kathryn Hearn's handbuilt porcelain work is inspired by the atmospheric skies above the Cambridgeshire Fens, the farming practices in this industrial agricultural landscape also reinforced by the fenlander’s tenacious and protective attitudes. It refers to the farmer’s intrinsic use of craft and the uncompromising and functional environment.

This sculpture acknowledges the traditional eel catching of the Cambridgeshire Fens and the use of willow and weave being bound to the landscape and the working lives of fenlanders.

Kathryn's work on display on the balcony at GroundWork Gallery.