Exploratory Laboratory exhibition brings art, science and the Jurassic Coast into the gallery


Throughout the summer new artworks appeared in unexpected venues around Dorset, exploring and interpreting the unique Jurassic Coast.

Five artists were commissioned to work with scientists to bring new perspectives to the familiar and to inspire people to think about the landscape and its history in new ways.

Bridport Arts Centre was one of the partners in the project and is now hosting an exhibition that brings together works from all five commissions – including Storyweir, which took place at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock.

The exhibition will offer insights into the process and outcomes of this fascinating project, and the landscape it explored, with contributions from Proboscis (who worked at Hive Beach), Simon Callery (Sherborne), Mat Chivers (Purbeck and Bournemouth), Zachary Eastwood-Bloom (Wimborne and Durlston Country Park, and Simon Ryder (Portland).

The exhibition runs from 13 October – 24 November 2012.  On Saturday 13 at 2pm there is a free event with prolific bloggers Proboscis and Simon Ryder who both use writing as part of their creative process.  Join them in the gallery as part of the Bridport Open Book Festival, to discuss how this has contributed to their work for ExLab.

You can also join a free tour of the exhibition on Sat 27 October and Sat 10 November at 2pm.

You can find out more information about the exhibition at http://www.bridport-arts.com and about the project at http://www.exlab.org.uk.