Urban/Rural Art Group
The Urban Rural Art Group is linked by a fascination with urban and rural landscapes and connections with society and contemporary issues. They seek to reveal and explore underlying themes and new ways of seeing.
Ten members of the group will be exhibiting at Bridport Arts Centre 3rd September to 9th October. Tues – Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. Free entry
The artists are:
- Eric Gaskell. His colourful and structured work moves from tightly figurative to symbolic/graphic work.
- Ferha Farooqui and Frank Creber. Their paintings are informed by life in East London, capturing disappearing landmarks and shifting communities.
- Jane Smith, who grew up in the rural backgrounds of West Wales and the Yorkshire Dales and has always thrived on the extreme contrast between urban and rural environments.
- Jennie Ing. Her work is mostly inspired by our city architecture, seen from near or afar, and takes the familiar and the less familiar to develop into bold colourful prints.
- Karen Potter is a Sussex based printmaker who works predominantly in lithograph capturing images of the South Downs.
- Liz Somerville is a Dorset artist. Recent work includes large pieces based on: Hod Hill, Golden Cap, Stairhole at Lulworth, Eggardon Hill Fort, Marshwood Vale, Warbarrow Bay and Tout, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach.
- Rory Brooke. His screenprint ‘A35 Through Chideock’, set in Dorset, was featured on this year’s Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year tv programme.
- Steve Edwards. His work explores the dialogue between the sky and buildings beneath.
- Stewart Taylor. He is continually interested in the self-inflicted demise mankind faces within our Anthropocene era and our behaviour within it.
“We seek to bring a fresh mix of insights and interpretations of rural and urban landscapes. We are delighted to be exhibiting in Bridport with its strong artistic culture and set in the beautiful Dorset environment.”
Rory Brooke, member of the group
The opening event is Saturday 4th September 5-7pm. This will include a presentation on the work and artists. All welcome.