Dear Jeni and all of your hugely talented fellow Markmakers I cannot tell you ... MORE
Venue: The Galley At Bank Quay House
When: 23/05/2013 - 13/07/2013
It's all back to front, telling stories with pictures and making sculptures with words, but that is what you'll find here as the Halton-based group of artists Markmakers bring their latest exhibition to the gallery.
Over the past two years, artists from Markmakers have been reading and sharing stories, choosing authors and books that interest and inspire them before going back to their studios to create beautiful interpretations of the narratives that they have read. One of the books, Mark Cocker's Crow Country, the opening line from which the exhibition takes its title, features descriptions of nature and the natural environment. It has stimulated artworks and research visits in the landscape of Warrington and the North West, resulting in many of the artists making work featuring Crows and their habitats. Not all of the artworks use published stories as their reference point, many of the artists have touched on their own personal accounts of life, showing how even the smallest events in our lives have significance and consequences.
Sculptures, painting, drawing, prints and collage appear in the exhibition and shown alongside a number of artworks that take the form of a book, which visitors will be able to handle. A small library of the books that inspired the works is available for visitors to read whilst they have a cappuccino in our Coffee Shop.