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Arts Exhibitions

PUBLISHED: 15:58 04 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:51 20 February 2013

Tor from Wearyall Hill

Tor from Wearyall Hill

A round-up of exhibitions in the region


Landscape: Imprint



Richard Pomeroy brings his new dramatic series of paintings to The Brewhouse Gallery with an exhibition entitled Landscape: Imprint.


The Bruton-based artist explains: "You cannot cast your eye over the level landscape to the east of Taunton and not witness mans intimate involvement with the land over thousands of years. The view is history illustrated. The drains, rhynes, ditches, trackways and droves have all been created over many thousands of years in an attempt to tame the flooding rivers and threatening sea and make the fertile land productive."


His work explores this landscape/humanity link. They are based around a body print where the artist lies down in carefully prepared wet paint on primed linen.


Richard Pomeroys exhibition runs from 14 January to 18 February. An artists talk accompanies this exhibition on 1 February at 6pm. Tickets for the discussion are free. To book call the Box Office on 01823 283244 or for more information visit http://www.thebrewhouse.net.





Field of Light



The Holburne Museum is offering visitors a new, and free, winter experience with Field of Light, the artwork of acclaimed lighting artist Bruce Munro.


Over 5,000 bulbs of light have been planted in the grounds of the museum and flowing into the Garden Caf. Acrylic stems are topped by frosted spheres, which are threaded with fibre-optic cables and lit by a colour projector. Colour and light flow through the bulbs to create a uniquely captivating experience.


Late afternoon visitors to the Holburne will be tempted in from Great Pulteney Street, as a number of bulbs cascade across the front lawn of the museum. And visitors get a good view of Field of Light by walking to the back garden of the museum, or from the Garden Caf on the ground floor of the new extension.


Field of Light will be on display until 8 January. The Holburne Museum is closed 24-26 December and 1 January 01225 388569; http://www.holburne.org




Six Shooters



Bristol Folk House presents a photography exhibition by Bristol collective, Six Shooters. Having met through the Folk House itself, the group became inspired by each others work and subsequently formed their own collective. Here they have come together to create a show, based on six very different perspectives of the world around them.


The show features work by Chris White, David Gillett, Kate White, Nicky Lambert, Angharad Hughes and Liam Tullberg.


Six Shooters runs from 6 January to 2 February. Bristol Folk House in Park Street, is open Monday to Saturday 0117 926 2987; http://www.bristolfolkhouse.co.uk



Earthworks and The Light Within



Intricate sculptures handcrafted from soils excavated within 20 miles of Bath make up the latest fascinating exhibition to be staged at Bath & North East Somerset Councils Victoria Art Gallery.


Earthworks, by Peter Burke, uses the sculptures of individuals connected with Bath and the surrounding area to explore the relationship between people, place and the earth.


The Victoria Art Gallery also hosts Kate Flood: The Light Within a collection of radiant landscape paintings that offer glimpses from windows or shaded enclosures to explore the contrast between stillness and the shifting patterns of foliage, light and shade.


The Kate Flood exhibition is influenced by poetry, especially the work of Edward Thomas, Seamus Heaney and Japanese haiku. She is particularly inspired by the way they use language to evoke landscape and feeling without resorting to description.


The exhibitions run at the Victoria Art Gallery near Pulteney Bridge in Bath, until 5 February, with a free tour led by Peter Burke on Saturday 7 January from 1-1.45pm. 01225 477233; http://www.victoriagal.org.uk.



On show at Quest



The current exhibition at Quest Gallery in Bath features paintings, prints and drawings, ceramics, glass, metalwork and jewellery. One of the featured artists is Bath-based Justine Eavis presenting her colourful and energetic abstract works.


Justine says: "It is the ordinary things we encounter every day that I want to paint. I try to paint them in their most concise form, so that what is left is no longer related and yet has something of the initial subjects potency, awkwardness, imperfection or familiarity. It is that tension between the recognisable and unrecognisable, the whimsical and the brutal that activates these paintings."


The show runs until 14 January. 01225 444142; http://www.questgallery.co.uk










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