ART GALLERY 2022 – THE LAND IS CHANGING
2022 EXHIBITION PROGRAMME
THE LAND IS CHANGING
All artists submitted work under the brief ‘The Land is Changing’.
We are delighted to share with you our programme for the year. These are difficult times and many may not be able to physically access the shop to view the art. In light of this, we will endeavour to showcase the exhibitions across our social media platforms and on our website.
JANUARY – ALI ELLY –
FEBRUARY – HELEN BAKER –
MARCH – CHRIS AVIS –
APRIL – CAMERON LINGS –
MAY – URSULA TROCHE –
JUNE – CLAIRE COOPER-WALSH –
JULY – KATE STUART –
AUGUST – SHONA FRASER –
SEPTEMBER – SARAH STRACHAN –
OCTOBER – Buy the Kilo Community Exhibition
NOVEMBER – BETH BARLOW –
DECEMBER – NERISSA CARGILL THOMPSON –
The Land is Changing – Previous Artists
Ali has been working with Ouseburn Farm in creating a ‘Bee Wall’ fundraising wall.
Visitors sponsor a bee and have their choice of name added to the bee and displayed.
Her Bee Wall artwork highlights and promotes this community fundraising project, and raises awareness of the importance of bees in our environment.
Each print is an anagram of Rio Tinto Zinc. They were created for an exhibition in the mineral gallery of Manchester Museum in 1996 and are about the colonisation of land by corporate bodies and Rio Tinto Zinc in particular.
The exhibition was called Divers Memories and artists were invited to make a piece of work that related to objects in the museum.
Chris Avis is a London based artist who uses photography, digital manipulation and soundscape to create 2D work, installation and audio visual artwork. Her interest in climate change and environmental threats is an ongoing focus of her practice
This collection of images captures the impact of global overheating and the resulting wild fires.
This trio of work are entitled ‘Poisoned’, ‘Scorched’ & ‘Charred’
Cameron Lings is a contemporary artist and sculptor based in the Northeast. In his practice aspects of time, data and statistics are combined within the context of a singular formation, in order to realise a piece that despite its abstraction, remains readable as data
His work celebrates the imagery found within data collection and and how this form of visual art can help us understand the world around us.
He uses his practice to challenge our preconceptions of environmental space and traditional ways of collecting data
Ursula Troche uses her creative practice to address plastic pollution by making what she calls ‘anti-art’, taking litter and embellishing it with other plastics and occasionally natural materials
By taking single use plastic out of circulation she experiments with ideas of the natural and man-made landscape and challenges how we experience our trash and the value we assign to it
Ursula is an artist and writer based on the Solway coast who incorporates walking, language, performance and litter into her practice
Claire Cooper-Walsh is a mixed media artist from Worcester who’s work is concerned with changing environments, with a focus on rainforests
She uses a mixture of hand and machine sewing to create sculptural wall based work
This month she will be displaying 3 textile pieces in our gallery:
“Destruction of Rainforests”
“Wangari Maathai: A Positive Force for Change”
“Palm Oil Kills Rainforests”
Writer, illustrator, activist and textile artist Kate Stuart has used waste fabric to create landscapes which celebrate our place in the natural world and connections to ‘home’
The fabric scraps used in this work have no purpose other than to be patched together. Scrap embroidery thread has been saved from the bin and each piece is backed with unwanted table linens (rescued from a hotel laundry on the Isle of Skye!)
These thoughtful artworks ask us to appreciate the small and seemingly insignificant. It reminds us that we are not separate from the natural world, but are part of the fabric of it
Each of these pieces of embroidery is the shape of a woodland which has been destroyed or disrupted as a result of the construction of the high speed rail HS2
Shona is inspired by the natural world and concerns about the climate emergency are at the heart of her creative practice.
She has implemented embroidery, beadwork, appliqué and felting techniques to highlight how each of these ecosystems is/was completely unique. It was within this uniqueness that true beauty lies
‘An Invitation to Drift’
“This work consists of 33 hexagonal ceramic units or vessels which tessellate to form a proposal for a restoration initiative for the Essex native oyster. Prompted by fieldwork in the River Blackwater estuary for a workshop at the British Science Festival, ‘An invitation to drift’ imagines a habitat where a balance can be reached between native oysters and invasive slipper limpets”
This piece was originally designed to be a floor based installation. In our gallery space we can view the work head on, creating a visual reference to a hive 🐝 in keeping with our #beethechange 2022 initiative
This piece asks us to consider how we design the space around us with care to accommodate different ways to exist on this earth
‘Bee The Change’
So many beautiful submissions have been dropped off for our #beethechange community art project
Thank you for such a wonderful response! We honestly couldn’t do what we do without this supportive and engaged community
Exhibition will run until the end of October
“Plastic Milk Bottle Animals”
This project is part of an ongoing struggle to utilise plastic waste found by waterways or drains, capturing it and turnout from single use into precious art.
The project saw Beth developing a new way of attaching the parts without using noxious glues which are largely useless on plastic.
The creatures were all inspired by photos of animals who had met their untimely end due to plastic.
Nerissa Cargill Thompson
We are very excited to be exhibiting ‘Mountains of Madness’ and an assortment of other works by Nerissa Cargill Thompson
These mixed media and textile pieces are made from recycled fabric. By casting concrete in discarded plastics, Nerissa shows us how to see everyday plastic waste in new ways