‘Ancient Landscapes: New Lines’ Exhibition 23rd June – 2nd September 2017

Ancient Landscapes: New Lines

The Wiltshire landscape that surrounds their studios is the inspiration for Melissa Cole‘s steel sculptures and Jonathan Mansfield‘s paintings. Considering the contemporary geography in relation to ancient geology, the artists’ works are exhibited alongside Pitt Rivers Museum finds from excavation sites – objects held in the Salisbury Museum Pitt Rivers collection.

23 June – 2 September 2017, The Pound, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9HX. www.poundarts.org.uk
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I will be showing with Jonathan Mansfield for the first time space at The Pound Arts Centre in Corsham, Wiltshire.

Landscape by Jonathan Mansfield

As artists living within a few miles of each others studios we have been brought together for this exhibition by Fiona Cassidy, curator at The Pound and we will present our individual experiences of journeying, sensing and interpreting the local landscapes through evocative sculptures and vibrant paintings. 

This exhibition explores new ways of presenting the physical environment and, by way of contrast and similarity, includes topographical models and original artefacts on loan from The Salisbury Museums Pitt Rivers collection.

This has been an opportunity for me to work on new landscape pieces as described in my previous blog and also experiment with different finishes as a direct result of my exposure to Jon’s brilliantly vibrant, colourful paintings.

We both start our work directly in the landscape, Jon works out in the field, taking his canvas paints etc. with him, working quickly and the dynamic outdoors nature of this technique is captured in the finished works.  I travel through the landscape, slowly mostly on foot, bike or horseback and rely heavily on memory of motion for my work.  I also sketch and photograph but mostly its the remembering of the space and motion through it that informs the finished pieces.

You can read more about Jon’s work on his blog here:

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