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Exhibitions

Ground Works

Ground Works will be wel­com­ing artists and writ­ers whose inspi­ra­tion and con­cern is for our land­scape and environment.

Dates
17/06/21 – 27/06/21
Organisation
Region
Gloucestershire
Opening Times
00:00 – 00:00 10:00 – 04:00
Ground Works will be welcoming artists and writers whose inspiration and concern is for our landscape and environment. It is the umbrella for two projects called ‘Landlinks’ and ‘Earthbound’, that were planned for May 2020 but C19 got in the way so we are delighted to be going ahead with an exhibition and linked events in June in the new Three Storeys Centre in Nailsworth.
The exhibition and events aim to examine our collective response to landscape and place, how we react to exterior spaces and the impact of our changing environment. Through engagement with various art media, practises and approaches, we wish to encourage discussion and observation between artists and community.
Earth Bound - featuring new works by Artist/papermaker Jane Ponsford and ceramicist/curator Kim Norton. Their unique collaboration resulted in unexpected responses to their local landscapes. The studies and resulting objects, artefacts and pieces represent an artistic conversation about ‘Earth’ with each exchange signifying the contributor’s counterpoint and response to the previous statement.
Landlinks – The unattached landscape. ‘Landlinks’ represent work made by over 20 walking artists and was synchronised to take place over several continents.
Artists responded to a ‘time/distance walking script’ - adhering to various ‘prompts’ that governed their progress and choices, forcing them to let go of the desire to find the definitive subject and to leave that choice to chance.
Curated by Kel Portman & Lizzi Walton