Sunlight and Gravity
Works by Roger Ackling and Richard Long
This exhibition celebrates a life-long friendship between two of the most innovative artists who have worked with nature, the elements and the environment. On show are some of the reliefs by Roger Ackling from the 1980s to the 2000s made with driftwood, using the rays of the sun focused with a magnifying glass as a medium to create marks.
Richard Long is showing pictures made with mud from the river Avon near his Bristol home and he has made a new Great Ouse Mud drawing, with mud from the Great Ouse river which runs through King’s Lynn. In both cases the artists created images without direct use of the hand.
The exhibition is a memorial tribute to Roger Ackling who died at his home in Norfolk during its planning in 2014. Some of his unique weather diaries will be on show for the first time.