Our exhibition at Babylon Gallery is now open! Babylon Gallery is a wonderful space and Sally and I are delighted with how it looks. Sally and I have been working towards this for two years but it wasn't until we started laying work out in the gallery that we really saw our work side by side. Looking at work in progress spread out on our studio floors is not quite the same! From the beginning, this project was about two artists working from the same source to produce new work. In a sense we feel the exhibition represent the outcome of an ongoing "conversation" between us and it's fascinating to see both the similarities and the differences in our responses to Wicken Fen.
A glimpse of the installation chaos below ... !
And here it is all tidied up ...
Photography has been very important to us in this project and, alongside the gallery work, there is a slide show of some of the many images we recorded that have informed our work. The slideshow also includes images from both our studios during the making of the work exhibited in the gallery. Alongside a display of some of our sketchbooks, we hope this will allow people to see some of the process behind the finished pieces on the wall.
Our photographs have been so important to this project that we are also exhibiting giclée prints of some of our favourite images. I can tell you that it was not easy for either of us to select just 15 each from the hundreds of images we have collected, but I think these represent some of the most important. The observant will notice direct correspondences between some of the photographs and individual pieces of finished work. The photographs are also for sale.
Sally is also exhibiting some of her mixed media book pieces and some small collages. See below:
We have also produced a catalogue for the exhibition. This documents some of our ideas behind the work in the exhibition and includes images of work in progress. If you want a copy but cannot get to the exhibition, email Sally or me and we can arrange something. The cost is £12 plus postage.
Advice for visitors:
- Meet the Artists: Sally and I will be at the gallery on Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd April from 2-4pm. The exhibition ends on Sunday 22nd April.
- Address: Babylon Gallery, Babylon Bridge, Waterside, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4AU.
- Opening times: 12 noon - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays.
- Parking in Ely is free. Forehill Car Park is a short walk away or there are a few spaces in Waterside almost next to the gallery.
- Trains from London King's Cross take just over an hour. Ely Station is a 10 minute walk from the gallery.
- Food & Drink: Peacocks Tea Room is next door. Sally and I also recommend Samovar Tea House on Fore Hill.
- Hidden - our art trail at Wicken Fen continues until 25 April. See previous post for details. Sally and I will be at the Fen on Saturday 14th April from 11am until 4pm. Come and find us in the Learning Centre behind the tea room.