Lydia Halcrow: Mapping Place

Image Credit: Lydia Halcrow

Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ

Wednesday 22 August 2018 – Sunday 30 September 2018
Opening Hours: 11am-4pm Wed-Sun & daily during holidays

Mapping Place is a new exhibition by Lydia Halcrow comprising a creative record of walks along the North Devon and Somerset coastlines.

Lydia Halcrow records her walking experiences in many dierent ways. She layers research, folklore, and stories about each place to create unconventional maps. These include the texture of the ground, views of the horizon, collected objects, trails of wildlife and the paths of routes she has walked whilst making the work. Her paintings, drawings and prints use pigments made from earth collected along the way and mimic the natural processes of erosion that she observes.

“In walking on the ground we erode paths gradually over time, we drop things, we change things, our footsteps rub out lines and wear down pavements. It is in this level of detail that I think the heart of our relationship with a place lies. And it is this level of detail that interests me. I walk to get somewhere, to get back, to discover it, to feel connected to the ground and place that I live in. In doing so I subconsciously create my own maps that chart my experience of being in a place, of the everyday, of the passing of time. My paintings, drawings and prints draw together these dierent aspects, from mapping the paths I take over time to bringing together collected tracings of spills, marks, grati, rubbish, tide lines, erosion marks. Together these layers of information form an alternative map of a place - based on my experience walking in it - collecting the fragile marks we leave behind us that vanish over time. It is in the micro scale that the eect of each footstep and movement is most apparent.”

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