Bideford Black - Next Generation

THE BURTON ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ

01237 471455
burtonartgallery@torridge.gov.uk
www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

Saturday 03 October 2015 – Friday 13 November 2015
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Sunday 10.30am - 4pm.

Bideford Black: The Next Generation - watch the trailer now to get a taste of what is coming to the Burton Art Gallery this autumn.

Bideford Black: The Next Generation is the outcome of a year of research and making, during which nine artists from across the UK pushed Bideford Black pigment to its physical limits and thought about what the material might mean today. This natural material has historically been used in industry, and by artists to draw, paint and print with.

This eclectic exhibition represents the Next Generation of artists to use Bideford Black, and offers a 21st century response to a pigment that took millions of years to evolve. These new artworks are made using a myriad of materials – pastels, paper, film, scents, sounds and machines. What they share in common is that they all reflect upon, or are made with, Bideford Black pigment.

Creative film-maker Liberty Smith followed the artists for a year as they researched and developed their ideas. Liberty’s film will be part of the exhibition and presents a visually stunning record of these modern encounters with Bideford Black pigment. Liberty’s film trailer offers tantalizing glimpses of what the full length film and the exhibition will be revealing on the opening weekend.

View the film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56DMcmTzcs

The full list of artists is: Tabatha Andrews (Devon), ATOI (Cornwall), Luce Choules (Essex), Corinne Felgate (London), Neville and Joan Gabie (Gloucestershire) in collaboration with Dr. Ian Cook, Littlewhitehead (Lanarkshire), Lizzie Ridout (Cornwall), Sam Treadaway (Bristol) and Liberty Smith, presently lives and works in London and went to school in Hartland, North Devon.This Burton Art Gallery and Museum project is produced by Flow Contemporary Arts in association with Claire Gulliver, funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as well as the Friends of Burton Art Gallery and Museum. We also acknowledge the support of the National Trust for their loan of Bucks Cabin to some of the artists during their investigations.

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