Past, Present, Future Exhibition
Exhibition runs 14th October – 11th November 2017
Private View: Friday 13th October, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The Past, Present, Future exhibition is curated by Wirral based artist Emma Rodgers – a first for her in the role as curator. Showing alongside Emma’s acclaimed ceramic and bronze sculptural work, will be four of her personal favourite artists all currently working in the contemporary crafts. Their work reflects on, and acknowledges, the passage of time – a theme being explored at the Bluecoat during this, the buildings tri-centenary year. This exhibition has been programmed to complement ‘In the Peaceful Dome’ at Bluecoat Gallery which examines transformation and continuity, time and time travel and will be showing interesting historical sculptural work with a link to the Bluecoat’s past.
The 5 selected artists are at different points in their careers, from the very established to the newly emerging.
Jacob Chan (North West based) is a young emerging artist who ceramic work represents a combination of traditional hand thrown vessels and hand built figurative forms. Jacob draws on his dual English/Chinese cultural heritage and background with inspiration being taken from shipwreck pottery, specifically Chinese pottery that was on its way to the Western world such as the Albert Docks in Liverpool.
Peter Hayes (Bath) is a very established Internationally renowned sculptor and ceramicist working in Bath, UK. Using ceramics, bronze and glass for both interior and landscape environments. Peter will be this years guest Gardner Medwin lecturer on Thursday 2nd November from 2.30 – 3.30 pm.
Gina Kirby (North West based)is a multi disciplinary artist with a passion for textiles and photography – her detailed architectural textile work successfully conveys her obsession.
Emma Rodger’s (North West based) continually tries to push the boundaries of her sculptural work in ceramics and bronze, in terms of ideas, expression and the use of materials. Emma has exhibited widely at home and abroad.
Ian Rylatt’s (Wales) pots are intriguing hand thrown and constructed pieces, generally to stoneware. His work has always been based around the teapot form which has fascinated him since his college days, often abstracting the sculptural nature of it.
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