Black Swan Arts
Saturday 16 September 2017 – Saturday 14 October 2017
Image Credit: Shirley Kirkcaldy - Autumn Sky over Dartmoor
Tuesday 08 August 2017 – Wednesday 16 August 2017
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm
As each artist specialises in a different medium, the exhibition will encompass their individual interpretations of their collective passion for the sea and the moor. The narrative will include the unseen processes behind the final images, including sketchbooks, photographs and the artists at work in the gallery.
“Living on Dartmoor is just perfect for me because I’m fascinated by nature and animals.
Every place has a mood and a story to tell. When I see an animal, I see a soul; I try to capture that and evoke a sense of story around it.”
Jenny Evans is an emerging textile artist. Born in Plymouth and currently studying in Cardiff Metropolitan University, her love for textiles is a relatively recent development in her artistic career. She has already been commissioned by the National Marine Aquarium to create a collection of 6 original pieces of work and 40 prints and has been Artist in Residence at the London Wetlands Centre, in partnership with the British Dragonfly Society.
“Surrounded as I am by the visceral expansiveness of Dartmoor and the dramatic coastline of the Southwest Peninsula, the exploration of land and sea is a constant element in my artwork. To convey a sense of place I use mark-making and paint, through which I am able to communicate a personal significance and ever changing life-force within the landscape.”
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network