Opening Night: 1st August @ LCB Gallery. All welcome! 6pm-8pm
Closing Night: 1st September @ Pedestrian Gallery. All welcome! 6pm-8pm
Over the next 5 weeks the exhibition will grow and change as the mix of vegetable and herbs mature in their hand-built planters. These grow-your-own aren’t just like any others, though. As well as being created from scratch by a range of community groups they are also very special as they have a backdrop of 3 local artists, each with a very different approach to ‘nature’.
Helen Neave 'Wildcorners Art'
Helen’s fascination for the natural world is expressed in detailed artworks, which she uses to raise awareness of wildlife/conservation issues. Helen has previously collaborated with such institutes as Botanic Gardens Conservation International at Kew and Birmingham Botanic Gardens.
During this exhibition Helen will be available for a public drop–in drawing & painting workshop on Monday 6th August in the LCB Gallery and a painting demonstration on Saturday 1st September in the Pedestrian Gallery.
Diana Tiernan 'Elements of Nature'
Diana is a popular exhibitor at the Pedestrian Gallery and returns by invitation to present a solo show. Diana’s new works are based on texture, surface & bacterial growth. Her exuberant working of colour takes her work to new levels as trees, fungi & mould inspire her in familiar and new mediums. Some familiar nature inspired canvas' will also make a welcome return.
Kate Hubbard 'Nature Projections'
'Abstracts' depict Kate's delight in natural detail and altering the familiar whilst leaving it recognisable. Much of 'The Language of Flowers' explores the intimate connectedness between Kate's recovery from life saving surgery and the hidden communication method of using flowers to send messages, as defined by Pears Cyclopedia (1902). Unconscious choices can be serendipitously relevant. 'Vegetable Plot' is her own much loved organic patch and 'Wildlife in my Garden' shows the creatures that are welcome to share her outdoor space.
As well as Planters and Artists, Wildlife Ambassadors are joining us in free sessions for the general public to share knowledge and skills in how to grow your own, eat your own and harness the power of the land and animals we live with.
Kindly supported by Local Food