11 June – 24 July 2016
A major exhibition from Green Door with almost half of our 100 members exhibiting new 2D and 3D work across the Howgill, Dover and K2 galleries at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh.
Browse to bottom of this page to view photos of the exhibition. View images of the preview evening here.
Marie Wright’s work is inspired by the surroundings close to her studio at Morecambe Bay, near Ulverston in which the hidden aspects of the landscape are revealed through exploring and observing both its fragility and its changing nature. Using printmaking techniques she combines screenprinting and collagraph and aims to create a fragile quality in her work that reflects the frail nature of that landscape and the marks and changes made by man. Each piece of work is developed from drawings made directly in the landscape; she then produces monoprints transferred onto a screen to give a drawn quality to her work. The collograph plates are created from found items from the area to create the depth of texture and marks in the landscape. The work shown has been inspired by windswept field boundaries and hedges that define the pattern and shape of the landscape.
“Diva” & “Pause” by Cally Lawson are both abstract figures, the figures are slightly hidden. Cally says “It’s quite interesting that some people can see them immediately and some struggle to see them at all. People have commented that they are a bit like those coloured dot eye tests that we did as children. They are created in gesso, coloured ink and brusho pigments with lots of water!”
Delcia McNeil says her artwork is about how the painting process is a metaphor for life. She hopes the viewer will have their own interpretations. Deep Contemplation uses subtle tones of one colour to focus and still the mind. Looking at the painting for a while may evoke images that are meaningful to the viewer.
Steven Trevillion is an abstract artist, but everything he does is rooted in an exploration of the world around him. History, psychology and geology all feed into his practice. In particular, he is fascinated by the way in which fragmented bits of reality are sometimes brought together to produce something new. Typically, his work involves layering, gluing and scraping on wood, canvas or paper, very often starting with random processes and then becoming more deliberate. Whether he is printing or painting he sees his job as excavating new meanings and allowing them to express themselves. His contribution to ‘Through the Mill’ is to explore this idea through printing, painting and collage-making.
Exhibiting artists include Gordon Baddeley, Sally Bamber, Mike Barlow, Roger Bell, Liron Bourla, Averyl Bradbrook, Charles Brown, Wendy Brown, Jan Burgess, Ellie Chaney, Debbie Copley, Barbra Cropper, John Davenport, Sue David, Joyce Eldred, Liz Ford Slater, Ann-Marie Foster, Elsa Fuster- Mears, Eileen Gledhill, Ray Green, Lisa Harrison, Judith Horsley, Amanda Hunter, Cally Lawson, Anne MacKinnon, Delcia McNeil, Jane Mallinson, Angie Mitchell, Marjorie Park, Jill Pemberton, Evelyn Sinclair, Mary Taylor, Elizabeth Tracy, Steven Trevillion, Rosie Wates, Brie Wharf, Andy Wild, Margaret Wilmot, Frances Winder and Maddy Wright,
Farfield Mill is open from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm each day
Photos of the exhibition