Centre for Science and Art Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1HF
Saturday 15 June 2019
Image Credit: SALTBURN Mine Water Treatment Site (Pigment Factory/Living Painting) viewed from google earth. Photograph printed on archival paper 2017
Saturday 20 October 2018 – Saturday 08 December 2018
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm
Admission Fee: Free
‘Landscapes’ extends across all three floors of the gallery and focuses on McCausland’s recent collection of paintings in varying scales and applications, guiding the viewer through three specific and creatively significant landscapes : Saltburn (floor 1), Cuthill (floor 2), Tan-y-Garn (floor 2) and Deerplay Hill (floor 3).
McCausland’s multi-layered, minimalist paintings and wall installations are made from ‘waste ochres’, produced as a result of the mining industry, and each floor of the exhibition will pay homage to the origin of the materials used, recording the aesthetic intensity and unique quality of each landscape. McCausland’s research (in collaboration with the coal authority and UCL) has led to the creation of high-quality artist pigments in a range of rich, earthy ochres (ranging from primrose yellow to burnt terracotta) giving new purpose to an otherwise redundant and environmentally damaging material.
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network