Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre
Dates: 10/03/2018 - 21/04/2018
Times: All Day
Saturday 10th March – Saturday 21st April 2018
Private View: Friday 9th March 2018, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Celebrated across the Northern Hemisphere as a time of rebirth, the Vernal Equinox marks a planetary shift in the seasons and denotes the beginning of spring. Defined by the equality of day and night, or light and dark, this day has come to represent balance. This tradition is reminiscent of a deeper connection to the landscape and the temporal importance of seasonal fluctuations, things which now are often overlooked. In accordance with these customs the 20th March 2018 marks an emergence from the darkest time of the year, which this exhibition will celebrate.
The exhibition will bring together seven artists from across the UK, working with a variety of styles, materials, and experience. All have a common thread running through their work pertaining to an elemental or organic quality, celebrating the abundance of the natural world. It is the commonality between the artists’ subject matter that has been drawn upon for this exhibition. It can be seen in a very literal sense as with Lucy Jane Sylvester’s figurative insect jewellery, in the tangible way in which Lizzie Farey uses willow to make her organic sculptures, or in the conceptual sensitivity seen in Adam Buick’s film pieces, where his ceramics are immersed and filmed within the natural world.
Confirmed exhibitors are Kate Bajic, Amanda Baron, Adam Buick, Amy Cooper, Lizzie Farey, Elaine Jones, and Lucy Jade Sylvester. Many are new to the Bluecoat Display Centre, giving visitors the chance to see a fresh body of work.