Water Rising, making art in storm and calm
Lynn Dennison, Simon Faithfull, Stewart Hearn, Susan Hiller, Peter Matthews, Sophie Marritt, Roger Coulam, Annie Turner
9 March - 1 June 2019
This exhibition shows how artists are raising issues about the resourcefulness we need as we live with water. How can we respond when water becomes of increasing importance as climates change? How do we cope when there is too much or too little water? The exhibition includes work in video, drawing, photography, paint, glass, by a number of prominent artists.
Theories of the Earth
Shaun Fraser, Wayne Binitie, Flora Bowden, Kabir Hussain
14 October - 16 December 2018
Theories of the Earth offered a timely insight into the contemporary issues of climate change alongside deeper stories of the earth’s formation. Artist's inspiration ranged from the British Antarctic Survey’s 800,000 year-old ice-core archive, and the phenomenon of glacial water; the peat-rich highlands of Scotland and the contrasting landscapes the archaeology and ancient stones of East Anglia, Peru and India. Its title came from the seminal geological text by James Hutton Theory of the Earth (1795).
Fragile Nature: from control to freedom
Paca Sanchez, Elspeth Owen, Lotte Scott, Emma Howell
29 June - 15 September 2019
Paca Sanchez is a modernist with plants, making exquisitely controlled art from formal arrangements of leaves, seeds, flowers, stems, twigs. Nature’s riches from her southern French studio form the nucleus of this show. Alongside her are Lotte Scott’s free forms from smoke, soil, lime: solid and evaporating elements which find their own way, dripping and billowing. Elspeth Owen’s thinnest egg-shell-like ceramics in painterly shades of blue-green-violet-grey reflect and create their own subtle and radical environment. Emma Howell, experiments with sensitive washes of thin colour to create almost abstract images of landscapes and plants, aiming to form a deeper relationship with nature and culture in her recovery from grief following her father’s death