New Art Highlights
9 - 15 August 2021
New Art Highlights of the week includes: Martin Heron, Sally Waterman, Lisa Traxler and Louise Garland.
In Plain Sight, 28th August 2021 - 30th October 2022 by Martin Heron
Location: Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX
In Plain Sight exhibition curated by Judith Jones and Tim Craven.
A London Group and friends of Thelma Hulbert exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon.
thelmahulbert.com for more info
Wellow, 24th July 2021 - 14th August 2021 by Sally Waterman
Location: Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
Sally Waterman's experimental film, ‘Wellow’ (2020) is installed as a looping projection in the Clayden Gallery. The 'Wellow' project dwells upon place, ancestry, mortality and religion, triggered by the redevelopment of her late Grandfather’s Baptist chapel in the rural village on the Isle of Wight. Drawing upon T.S Eliot’s poem, ‘Four Quartets’ (1935-1942), correlations are made between the temporality of human life, the changing seasons and her ancestor’s connection to the local landscape. This autobiographical work considers the role of faith within her mother’s family and the generational differences in their religious practices and attitudes.
BLAST WALL, 28th August 2021 - 30th August 2021 by Lisa Traxler
Location: The Bunker Gallery, Old Park, St. Lawrence, nr. Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1XR
Lisa Traxler's solo show BLAST WALL explores the notion of 'home' and her relationship to her own distinctive home, charting her experience of living within a WW2 radar bunker on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. Touring from London to the island this Arts Council England Grant Awarded exhibition highlights new sculpture and painting by this award winning artist.
August Bank Holiday, 28-30 August Bank Holidat, 11am-4pm daily and by appointment
Pod, 2021 by Louise Garland
'Pod' explores the mechanical aspects of the reproductive system within Nature. It was partly inspired by Dylan Thomas' poem ' the force that through the green fuse drives the flower'..... this poem contemplates how the same natural mechanics that drives sap through tree trunks and the stems of plants is also at play within our own bodies - driving the blood through our veins until we die, but the cycle of birth and death is continuous - humans, animals and plants all operate within a larger mechanism that appears to be moving forwards, but is perhaps also repeating.