12 - 24 SEPTEMBER 2022
Open Daily, 1.30 - 4.30 pm or by appointment.
Zoe Eaton / Jules Eaves / Peter Giles / Sheila Jardine / Marie Keeling /Ann Kelley / Dorrie King / Gwynne Penny / Laurent Sykes
A mixed show featuring diverse forms of sculpture.
Zoe Eaton - 'Consumed' a series of plaster casts, taken from disposable plastic packaging, thus playfully turning the negative space from everyday refuse, including plastic bottles, food packaging, pill packets and chocolate box trays, into interesting sculptural forms with formal elements of design.
Peter Giles - 'Five Sticks'. The main focus of my art is drawing and my love of pattern. For this piece I have drawn on found driftwood with marker pens, which questions the relationship between drawing and sculpture.
Sheila Jardine: Sheila Jardine Having worked as a jewellery designer, I now use those techniques and my love of metal to express my passion for all things coastal by creating wire sculptures. Using painted, reclaimed wooden plinths and coloured crystal and glass, I capture the essence of the seaside by manipulating repurposed industrial wire to recreate coastal birds in flight, fish and seagulls, sea, surf and beach flora. Incorporating salvaged coastal wood and fluorescent paint, I bring the colours and energy of the sea to my art. My home overlooking Newhaven harbour near Edinburgh inspires my work as well as the turquoise waters around St Ives in Cornwall where I am a frequent visitor.
Marie Keeling is an abstract painter and sculptor, taking her inspiration from the shapes, colours and textures of architecture and industry. Her sculptures are usually made using recycled or repurposed objects
Ann Kelley : My 3-D work combines paint, recycled wooden off cuts from the studio build, weathered timber, collage and found objects. The artist books are compilations of original drawings, collage and paint.
Dorrie King: Sculptures recording transient patterns made by the outgoing tide I am interested in repetition and in natural processes. A fascination with the sea and attempts to represent the movement of waves led me to study transient patterns left on the beach by the outgoing tide. I made casts on the beach, and from these I made moulds from which I have made casts in plaster, cement and glass.
Gwynne Penny : Gwynne is particularly drawn to the sea, inspired by the shoreline and the light in St Ives Bay, Cornwall. She enjoys collecting and using man-made found materials from the beach in her art practice. Driftwood, fishing rope and plastic that has been shaped by the sea all take on a new life in her sculptures. Pictured is one of her Sea Box sculptures.