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Feast of works on show at Croft Castle
12:18pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in Latest
WEST Midlands-based contemporary art organisation Meadow Arts has been working with an array of artists at historic Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire, a collaboration that has produced an exhibition of new works, which opens on Saturday.
Throughout last year artists were invited to work at the National Trust property in a series of residencies.
“By spending time at Croft and immersing themselves in its life and times, the artists had a chance to explore various storylines, real or imagined, research the archives, talk to local people or examine archaeological finds,” said Meadow Arts’ director Anne de Charmant.
One piece is a sculpture of a mutant shark by Irish artist Dorothy Cross, who investigated the geological timescale of the surrounding landscape and discovered that it has important links to the discovery of the Silurean period, which occurred 420 million years ago.
Meanwhile , Presteigne-based artist Justine Cook’s Ghost Room takes its inspiration from Croft Ambrey’s Iron Age hill fort.
Other artists whose work features in the exhibition are Tanya Raabe, whose series of paintings, The Custodians, were created last year, Holly Davey, Rebecca Farkas, John M.
Robsinon, Clare Burnett, and David Connor and Mark Richards.
Time Will Tell is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with additional funding from The Henry Moore Foundation, the Elmley Foundation and Culture Ireland.
For more information about the exhibition, visit meadowarts.org.