Gallery

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1st to 31st October

STOGURSEY ARK EXHIBITION

Imagine in the days before a cataclysmic “event”, being given the choice of selecting one or two valuable “things”, thoughts even, to transcend the threat and take forward into an uncertain future.

Ark offers the challenge to create work, present objects, define thoughts and express reaction in relation to the intrinsic value and personal meaning of “things” and “thoughts”, which are chosen to be “saved”.

What makes things precious, important? What defines value? What would be the reasoning and significance in saving a particular image, artefact or object?

What would you select, create or present to be saved?

This is a Stogursey Arts Trust Exhibition managed in conjunction with Bridgwater Arts Centre and sponsored by the Fairfield Trust

Stogursey Arts Trust is a registered charity, which promotes the work of local artists, annually through the Stogursey Arts Festival.

In recent years the Trust has exhibited brilliant and challenging work from the visual arts community and to date has worked with over one hundred and thirty artists and performers. Collaborating with local arts organisations, including Bridgwater Arts Centre, has given exhibiting artists the opportunity to be seen by a wider audience, who are enabled to view selected work by curators of the Arts Trust.

In 2018, The Ark was selected as a potent and possibly topical starting point for generating a wider group exhibition. Contributing exhibitors and Trust curators, built on the concept and invited a wide range of artists to respond the inherent symbolism, particularly relevant in these uncertain times.

PART OF THE ESSENCE OF BEING, IT APPEARS, IS IMPERMANENCE. SO AT THE SAME TIME THAT OBJECTS BECOME MATERIALLY WHOLE, THEY LOSE THEIR FUTURE AND THEIR PAST. THEY BECOME LIKE ANECDOTES – SECRET, UNPRINTED HISTORIES…   

Nick Groom on Artists Manual 1998

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

November – Mind Art

December – Community Textiles