Warrington Art Group will be presenting an exhibition at Grappenhall Community Library, throughout October. Over 25 ... MORE
Venue: The Galley At Bank Quay House
When: 06/11/2014 - 19/01/2015
The impetus for this series of paintings and drawings came about when artist Colin Binns was walking the towpath of the Bridgewater Canal between the Piccadilly basin and Castlefield in
The title Changing Channel was chosen to reflect the variations in urban character and mood found along the waterway, but Colin also found that it described well the changes in his personal working practices while completing the project.
Colin focussed on nine different locations along the length of the canal, drawing on his studies of Eastern ideas of landscape. Water channels are seen as conduits of energy in Eastern traditions, where it is common to envisage hubs of energy at nine points along its flow. Drawing on this concept, Colin explored hubs of change at Trafford, Stretford, Timperley, Sale, Lymm, Grappenhall, Stockton Heath, Walton Hall and Runcorn.
Initially, from his previous experience as an architect, Colin drew on knowledge of urban space and form, using architectural sketching and photography to explore the underlying character of a place. By switching channel to mixed media painting he was then able to express a more emotive response to the mood and atmosphere of a place, using colour, texture and gestural marks in the paintings. Other constant changes throughout the project were his choice of media, from ink and wash to screen printing, and from painting and drawing to collaged photography, all of which are evident in the final exhibition.
Contemporary Arts Festival 2012
Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival is back for its second year!!