Group exhibition including Sue Arrowsmith, Roy Brown, Samantha Clark and Neeta Madahar
Curated by Helen Jones
Nature is more accessible today, to more of us, than ever before - yet at the same time can seem further away.
Television and its numerous satellite channels brings the natural world within armchair’s reach. The startling, the breath-taking and the rarely-seen before are increasingly just a cheap flight away. We can all take part in surveys about global warming or local wildlife at the push of a button or click of a mouse. It’s all out there, but is it really any closer?
Into the Light of Things, reacquaints us with a first-hand experience of nature, hinting at our daily encounters with the world directly under our feet, or in the sky above. By taking a step back and simply observing what is around them, the artists in the exhibition (including, Sue Arrowsmith, Roy Brown, Samantha Clark and Neeta Madahar), remind us of the beauty and wonder of the natural world, which literally is, on our doorstep.
The title of the exhibition is taken from the poem The Tables Turned by William Wordsworth. Here Wordsworth tells his friend to get up and leave his philosophy books and go out and experience nature first hand.