I’m delighted to be exhibiting with Penny Hunt at Florence Art Centre in Cumbria during March and April. Please drop in to take a look at the show if you can. All the information is included below:
‘Northern Grit’ is an exhibition by northern artists Penny Hunt and Debbie Yare and is showing at Florence Arts Centre near Egremont, Cumbria from March 11th until April 22nd 2017. Both artists draw inspiration from direct experience of landscape, incorporating elements of the landscape into the work. Whether directly applying earth and grit to surfaces; using paint ground from locally sourced stone, or working directly from their surroundings to express a sense of place; there is always a vital connection between the landscape and the work created. A selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and ceramics will be showcased and available to purchase during the exhibition.
“Working in the landscape, exposed to the elements, getting to know it’s different moods and responding to them intuitively. Or being inspired by a particular place that draws you back time and time again. These things are more about a need to convey the feeling of the landscape and your own relationship to it than simple visual representation.”
Florence Arts Centre, a former Iron ore mine in Egremont is the perfect venue for this collaborative exhibition. Florence Paintmakers create artists pigment, paints, and drawing materials on site using the iron ore once mined there; as well as hosting exhibitions, live music and other events. Each artist has incorporated the distinctive Egremont Red pigment into a selection of the work that will be exhibited.
There will be an opportunity to visit the exhibition and meet the artists on Sunday 12th March and they will be running a drawing and printmaking workshop that utilises themes from the exhibition on Saturday 18th March. Contact Florence Arts for details and to book a place.
Northern Grit runs between the 11th March and 30th April and can be viewed during normal opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10-4pm.
Please visit www.florenceartscentre.com for more information.