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GroundWork Gallery exhibition, The Ground Beneath Our Feet, in King's Lynn.

The Ground Beneath Our Feet | A GroundWork Gallery Exhibition

This summer, GroundWork Gallery will be showcasing cutting edge and innovative pieces from contemporary artists at their Extraction 3 The Ground Beneath Our Feet exhibition....

This summer, GroundWork Gallery will be showcasing cutting edge and innovative pieces from contemporary artists at their Extraction 3 The Ground Beneath Our Feet exhibition. The exhibition is taking place at their King’s Lynn venue between Friday 28th July – Saturday 26th August and then between Saturday 2nd September – Saturday 30th September 2023.

GroundWork Gallery

GroundWork Gallery is a modern art exhibition space with a striking programme of exhibitions, centred around the environment and focusing on how art can help us to shape the future of our planet. The gallery showcases the work of world renowned artists and emerging talents, and each exhibition follows a particular environment theme, which stimulates creativity and discussion.

Poster for GroundWork Gallery exhibition, The Ground Beneath Our Feet, in King's Lynn.
Poster for GroundWork Gallery exhibition, The Ground Beneath Our Feet, in King's Lynn.

Extraction 3 The Ground Beneath Our Feet

The Ground Beneath Our Feet is the theme that introduces the gallery’s annual artistic residency and summer exhibition programme. The exhibition considers our immediate locality and takes in the subject of extraction for the third year. It involves 12 artists – six associates and six residents at three of their venues.

Up until Saturday 26th August 2023, the ground floor of GroundWork gallery will be open as normal (from Wednesday – Saturday) and will accompany the residency programme. Two exhibitors, Sam Hodge and Amanda Wallwork, have been invited to introduce aspects of the theme overall and will show a body of work on the main walls of the gallery.

Sam Hodge, Coal Tides, 2020, Coal pigment from River Thames at Deptford with gum arabic and casein on Arches paper. 132 x 96 cm.
Amanda Wallwork, Coast Unearthed, 2012.
Amanda Wallwork, Coast Unearthed, 2012. 1024 × 698.

Sam Hodge is an artist and painting conservator from East London. She creates her own pigments from found materials such as earth, plants and debris left by human activity. At GroundWork gallery, she will be displaying body of works made from coal residues which were collected from the Thames foreshore. The coal residues tell their own historical extraction story about fuel transportation along the river as well as reveal remarkable material properties.

Amanda Wallwork’s practice is concerned with archaeology, geology and earth sciences. Her work examines underlying factors that determine how our land has been used and shaped, how we navigate through it, the impact we have and the traces we leave behind. Recent times, her work has explored the geology beneath our feet and the remaining evidence of past lives.

Alongside Sam Hodge and Amanda Wallwork, artists in residence and associates will each show a small sample work which will be added to as the summer progresses. Artists in residence include Kelly Hill (7th – 25th August) and Henny Burnett (14th – 18th August). GroundWork Gallery’s associates will be sharing, leading and showcasing engaging interactions in repose to the exhibition. Associates include Caroline Chouler-Tissier, Kathryn Parsons, Sophie Marritt, Jane Scobie, and Annabel Howard and Sophie Mason.

Valerie Price, Walking Sketchbook, 2018.
Valerie Price, Walking Sketchbook, 2018.
Hunstanton Cliffs by Kelly Hill.
Kelly Hill
Henny Burnett, Mycelium House, 2023. Mycelium, hemp shiv and steel rods.
Henny Burnett, Mycelium House, 2023. Mycelium, hemp shiv and steel rods. 38x18x13cm (left) and Henny Burnett, Earth House, 2023. Earth, plant roots and plaster (work in progress) 20x18x13cm (right).

Between Saturday 2nd September – Saturday 30th September, GroundWork Gallery will re-open their first floor as a gallery. Please be aware that this will be open only on request before these dates as it is utilised as a residency live-work studio.

At the end of the residency period, work in progress and finished pieces will be presented at GroundWork gallery between Saturday 2nd September – 30th September 2023. A selection of work for display will be made by each artist in discussion with GroundWork Gallery Residency Consortium. Veronica Sekules, the director of GroundWork, will have the final say over what works are presented at the gallery. Find out more by visiting the GroundWork gallery website.

Please note that the information provided on this webpage was accurate on the date and time it was published [16/08/2023 at 09:48]. Details may have changed after this time and date.

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