Six local artists are preparing for the Woven Waters exhibition, a culmination of a year-long art project in the Broads National Park.
Members of the media are invited to the exhibition private view on 12 December, 5.00 - 7.30pm at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral.
The exhibition will include painting, printmaking, textiles, sound and animation and it will feature work by Hazel Burgess, Nicola Hockley, Lizzie Kimbley, Niki Medlik, Keziah Philipps and Kate Walker, curated by Caroline Fisher.
During the Woven Waters project, six selected artists immersed themselves in some of the less visited areas of the Broads National Park: the Rivers Waveney and Bure, Wheatfen and Rockland Broads, the Angles Way and Breydon Water. These places are rich with wildlife, some unique to the Broads and locations such as Breydon Water also demonstrate the complex relationship between people and place, the influence of industry and the subtle ways these impact our interpretation of what we see and hear as we journey through the landscape.
Woven Waters is part of the National Lottery Heritage funded Water, Mills and Marshes Landscape Partnership Scheme, led by the Broads Authority, which aims to increase public engagement with the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. The programme is delivering over 38 projects, ranging from conservation and archaeology to restoration of mills, arts and education.
Dr Caroline Fisher, Curator, Woven Waters, said of the project,
“It has been a pleasure to support the six artists along this journey and to see the projects evolving, both in the landscape and the studio.”
“They have created art which engages deeply with place and conveys an understanding of location from the point of view of environment, history and nature.”
Water, Mills and Marshes, Project Officer, Anna Collingbourne said of the project,
“We hope that this exhibition will enthuse the public to visit these wonderful areas that have inspired the artists, and explore their exceptional value for themselves.”
Members of the public are invited to view the exhibition from Friday 13 December until Sunday 19 January. All Hostry exhibitions are free and open Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm and Sunday 10am - 3pm.
Thumbnail image, Dog Days by Kate Walker
Tuesday 10 December 2019