Markmakers: Landmarks & Boundaries PV
Borders between and Landmarks within:
Real and Imagined | Obvious and Ambiguous | Descriptive and Surreal
Landmarks & Boundaries is the latest project from Markmakers; Halton’s contemporary art collective, and is inspired by the artists’ geographical location of living near to the coastlines of North West England and Wales, and their individual experiences, knowledge of tides, islands, pathways, histories, folklore and rites of passage.
Crossings at high tide, clothes as signifiers of personal boundaries, migration and the experience of moving through the physical landscape are among the subjects explored with media ranging widely from paint and print to sculpture, textiles and installation.
Join the artists for their opening reception on Saturday 26 November, 1-3pm all welcome, refreshments will be served.
Markmakers is a collective of practising artists, working in and around the borough of Halton, in England’s North West, who have been exhibiting and working together since 2002. Meeting monthly for network opportunities and to discuss future developments in their artwork, the group also lead workshops and promote the visual arts. Working in a wide variety of fields, including drawing, print, painting, sculpture, textiles and installation, the artists have developed many exhibitions together at venues including the Brindley Arts Centre – Runcorn, Liverpool’s Albert Dock, Castle Park Arts Centre – Frodsham, Birkenhead Park and Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.
Members of the group have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally with artists involved in national touring exhibitions and international residencies and have won a number of prizes including open art competitions, regional cultural awards and all continue to explore ideas and ways of making work in a contemporary context.
Originally the group formed from a previous collective and began to develop with the support of Halton’s visual arts development officer Louise Hesketh, who continues to support Markmakers as part of her remit in developing the visual arts in the borough.