Saturday 19 May to Saturday 16 June
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm (and during evening events)
Opening day preview and meet-the-artist:
Saturday 19 May, 2pm to 4pm
Natalie is a poet and artist from Whitehaven. Her work is usually based around the landscape that she has grown up in. This new work is her first exploration of collage and is a collective work of remembrance, personal and private reflection built on the themes of found objects, collections and archivism.
To begin with there was no plan to make art.
I was in the process of helping to empty my parents' house after my father’s death. It was a difficult job full of pain but also surprises and many distractions as cupboards were emptied and treasures discovered. My Dad was a hoarder, a similarity we share and there was a lot of paper based material like postcards, calendars, stamps and leaflets and many photographs. I created my first square from photographs of my parents. Other squares followed and it began to take shape as a diary of 2017.
So here are 100 squares, all created from paper based material that I have found or picked up in 2017 at events, have arrived in junk mail or been donated by artists that have been enthused by my project.