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Exhibition catalogueSigns of Spring
Helen SlaterGlass art
See a new collection of Helen Slater's luminous glass sculpture as part of the current exhibition 'Signs of Spring'. Inspired by an interest in our perception of space, Helen plays with ideas around perspective and 'artistic illusionary methods'. The landscape imagery in her pieces are a glimpses of outdoor spaces seemingly captured and preserved.
Helen completed a practice-based research PhD in glass at the Royal College of Art in 2020 where she examined contemporary devices such as lenticular print and lens technology to create a new spatial visual language.
Flora McLachlan | The Wood Between the WorldsNow showing in our Lower Gallery
Another opportunity to see works from 'The Wood Between the Worlds' , a solo exhibition from the acclaimed artist Flora McLachlan RE shown online earlier this year. It garnered a great deal of attention and we would like to give our visitors a chance to see it in the gallery.
Flora is best known for her printmaking which is inspired by her observation of landscape. She reads the forests and hills that surround her as a familiar and beloved place but also an ancient and unchanged world 'roamed by guardian spirit-like animals, shadowed by woods where the holly springs green amongst the bare oaks and beeches.' Her work is distinctive by its dark, smudgy textures, illuminated by a floating moon or glimpse of a mythical creature.
In her solo exhibition, visitors can expect to see a new body of work, partly inspired by her recent MA, where she explored a range of media, including works in oil on board. Click the link below to view the exhibiiton catalogue or listen to the Wisegal podcast with Flora.