Three Somerset artists, Siân Martin, Lesley Roberts and Pauline Lerry, collaborate in the exhibition CHANGE MATTERS. To be seen at Bridgwater Art Centre 4th September-3rd October. They have responded to environmental issues that are personal to them.
Siân is a textile artist, and teacher, who is currently drawing on her experience to work with textile processes using non-textile materials such as Somerset willow, cane, wire, plastics and paper thread. Siân is interested in using these materials to tell a story. For CHANGE MATTERS she has addressed the issue of coastline pollution with discarded plastics. In the exhibition you will see how she transforms these discards into desirable objects.
Photographer Lesley’s appreciation, and concern, for our wild flower meadows has led to the development of her process of manipulating and changing her photographic images into detailed mosaic collages. Small jewels of work that reference her other skills as a jewellery maker, and talented draughtsperson.
Some time ago Pauline became only too aware of the threat posed by rising sea levels due to the melting of the ice-caps. These magical polar regions that are depleting, potentially causing catastrophic change – but that still retain their beauty. She paints on canvas, board and paper, using collage and stencil techniques to try to acknowledge this.
Due to the pandemic we have had to wait a year to exhibit this project, and we are so pleased it is now all underway. So do come along and have a look at our work, and maybe even join in the workshops that we are running during the Somerset Art Works Open Studios event 18th September to 2nd October. Details from Bridgwater Art Centre in September.
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