Sunlight and Gravity
Works by Roger Ackling and Richard Long
This exhibition celebrated a life-long friendship between two of the most innovative artists who have worked with nature, the elements and the environment. On show were 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 showed pictures made with mud from the river Avon near his Bristol home and he 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.
Richard Long making the Great Ouse River Drawing for the opening of GroundWork Gallery in July 2016
Sunlight and Gravity: The exhibition
The exhibition was a memorial tribute to Roger Ackling who died at his home in Norfolk during its planning in 2014. Some of his unique weather diaries were on show for the first time.