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his new exhibition will be showing at Hestercombe Gallery from the 20th July 2024 to the 23rd February, 2025.

Focusing on our relationship with landscape and the environment at a time of climate change and biodiversity collapse, this exhibition charts a journey from the importance of our deep oceans and shorelines, along rivers to local hills and the gardens at Hestercombe.

Emma Critchley’s oceanic work leads us to the exploitation of the sea bed, Feral Practice’s new film invites us into the forest, Hannah Fletcher re-presents elements of the gardens at Hestercombe using not-so photographic materials, Lydia Halcrow’s process driven work responds to changes in post-industrial structures and coastal erosion and Jem Southam creates a new photo-documentary of dawn on the river. The exhibition also includes work from Hestercombe’s own collections, together with a newly commissioned audio play by Stephanie Weston.

Artists include: Emma Critchley, Feral Practice with Megan Broadmeadow, Hannah Fletcher, Lydia Halcrow and Jem Southam with works from Hestercombe’s own collections. Partners include Pyrland School, SPAEDA, Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme and Stephanie Weston with Theatre West.