Outfalls at Neverends
01 April - 30 June 2017
Muriel Barker Gallery
NeverEnds was a collaborative exhibition featuring work from the Far and Near Project as well as an exciting new project from Judith Tucker/Harriet Tarlo and David Ainley. The exhibition also featured related work from the Arts Council Collection which incorporated work by Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy, Martin Parr, Angust Fairhurst, Birgit Skiold, Jane Harris, Brian Alterio and Hamish Fulton. This proved to be a must see exhibition and a rare opportunity to see such a fine collection of art in one show.
For the Neverends seminar the exhibiting artists: Judith Tucker, Linda Ingham, David Ainley, poet Harriet Tarlo and composer David Power will be joined by the following distinguished speakers to develop discussion of aspects of landscape, place, countryside and memory. Avril Maddrell, associate professor in Human Geography at the University of Reading will discuss her work on memorial benches and wider vernacular memorials and their meaning. Rosemary Shirley, an Art Historian from Manchester Metropolitan University, and Verity Elson, curator, will discuss their exhibition Creating the Countryside currently installed at Compton Verney. The poet Frances Presley grew up in Lincolnshire and Somerset and now lives and works in London, she will reflect on her Lincolnshire childhood. Visual art has always played an important role in her writing and research and she has collaborated with artists Irma Irsara and Peterjon Skelt.