The Ashes

Straggler's Cafe, Somerset Cricket Ground, Taunton.

Tuesday 03 July 2018 – Tuesday 31 July 2018
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 16:00 (M-S) & 08:30 - 14:30 (Sun)
Admission Fee: Free (Non-Match Days)

This exhibition is part of GoCreate's Taunton Live Adopt an Artist trail.  Artists Adam Grose, Mark Adkins and John Stuart explore the game of cricket through printmaking, photography and poetry, presenting various ways of seeing the game through exploring a variety of subjects involved with cricket.

Adam Grose explores the form and shape of cricket bats as seen being made in the ground's workshop.  He uses the willow wood shavings and produces ashes to form handmade printing ink for use in his zinc etching prints.  His prints explore a minimalist approach via crosshatching and linework, forming geometrical abstractions.

Mark Adkins photographs the Somerset Cricket Club players and explore frequencies of colour that capture the movement in space of bowlers and batsman during their practice and match playing.

John Stuart explores cricket through poetry, creating a series of works that reveal the intricate relationships concerning cricket, revealing insights through language and words, created as a free booklet of poems titled 'Gateway'.

The exhibition runs throughout July at The Straggler's Cafe opposite the main entrance and is open most days for FREE, except on match days where you will need to be a member or pay for entrance.  Please check the Somerset Cricket Club website for details of match and non-match days.

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