Preview: 2-4pm Saturday 22nd July (Everyone welcome to attend)
Opening Times: 11am- 4pm daily
An exhibition by members of Wessex Contemporary Arts (WESCA) whose work responds to the ebb and flow of the natural world.
Among those exhibiting are:
Jane Burden, in hand-built ceramic bowls and mixed-media pieces, captures the dynamic of movement within the earth and reveals with texture, colour and sensual folds, its sculptural effect on the landscape.
Helen Simpson’s large scale paintings allow us to feel the underlying energy within the sinuous and sensuous delicacy of leaf and petal.
Terri Hogan’s paintings are about the coast particularly that of the Penwith and the Lizard, they are informed by the power of the Ocean as it meets the land and are about capturing a moment in time, on a particular day and in a particular place.
“You’ll find me on the edge; the meeting of land and sea is my playground of inspiration where the continual processes of destruction and recreation drive me to express in my paintings the layered, gritty archaeology of these ancient surfaces.” Rita Brown
Environmental concerns occupy Marilyn Rose’s current work; sculptures created mainly in porcelain exploring ideas of a fragile fragmented world on the edge of chaos.
Jindra Jehu’s recent work stems from an interest in what lies in the deepest of Ocean trenches. Where hydrothermic vents, deep sea geysers, spew gases and heat and generate chimneys, some as tall as 18stories. And where the process of Chemosynthesis results in individual, isolated ecosystems.
Jeremy Marshall describes his paintings as “Energy fields. Cyclic pulsing of tides, seasons and life forms.”
What is WESCA?
Wessex Contemporary Art is a group of nearly thirty professional artists all of whom either live or work within a fifty mile radius of Sherborne in Dorset. The group meets once a month to discuss policies, exhibitions and to lend support to it’s members in a practical and social way.
The Group likes to remain contemporary and professional and is always encouraging new membership and new ventures and exhibitions.
WESCA has a long history, beginning life in Sherborne House, known then as SCA (Sherborne Contemporary Arts) but now encompasses selected artists from Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset.
Jane Burden Justin Orwin, Marilyn Rose, Rita Brown, Jeremy Marshall, Shirley Cousins, Jindra Jehu, John Bartholemew , Helen Simpson, Terri Hogan, Elizabeth Adam,