Exhibition: Change – Somerset Art Works
Preview: 22nd Sept 6-9pm
18th Sept – 14th Oct.9.30am – 5pm.
(except for Sunday 1st & 8th October and Friday afternoons)
Please visit: – change.jbworld.com
FROM SIAN MARTIN, PAULINE LERRY AND LESLEY ROBERTS
CHANGE – Three artists respond to the changing moods of Steart Marshes
We are three established artists who have been working together on drawing projects for several years.
Our individual practice is diverse.
Siân Martin is a teacher and textile artist. She exhibits with international textile groups – the 62 Group and the Textile Study Group. Siân lives close to Steart Marshes and her work is influenced by her local environment, particularly the Somerset Levels and Steart.
Lesley Roberts, photographer and jeweller, takes inspiration from the landscape and coastline surrounding her home in West Somerset. She has taken part in a wide range of exhibitions nationally.
Pauline Lerry lives, and works as a teacher and artist, in Somerset and has exhibited widely including recently at the Penwith Gallery in St. Ives. Collaborating on the Steart Marshes project has proved to be exciting and all encompassing. Generating a wealth of ideas.
This joint project has led all three of us to look at new ways of expressing ourselves
We wanted to say something about the beauty of West Somerset. We have already begun to generate work that explores the coastline, but are in awe of the developments happening at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust area at Steart Marshes.
We have been, over the course of one year, initiating and developing work that considers light, movement, sound and time: challenging ourselves, and suggesting fresh directions for change in our artistic practice.
We have been visiting Steart Marshes on a regular basis to watch and respond to this unique and continually changing environment. Differences in light, weather, tide and season have given us opportunities to record our responses during the year and at different times of the day. These experiences are allowing us to explore ways of widening our range of recording to invigorate and make changes to our established skills.
We have made connections with agencies instrumental in the development of the Marshes such as The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, and we hope our work will encourage others to look at this impressive landscape in new ways.
There are no upcoming dates for this event.