Green Door, the leading artists collective in the Lake District, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a major exhibition at Kendal Museum opening on 18 July. The exhibition will feature as part of C-Art in September until 26 September and showcases a range of two and three dimensional work, including paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, textiles, wood, drawings and glass, in the atmospheric setting of the Museum’s basement gallery.
The broad theme of the exhibition has enabled artists to think about places which are meaningful to them.
The Green Door artists have embraced a sense of place as the inspiration for their art pieces in this celebratory exhibition for the collective. Sue David’s artwork represents the significance of the sea as a dominant element in all of her special places, while artist Delcia McNeil has submitted work created from a collage made from debris from the fire that gutted the old Green Door studios in Kendal in 2010.
Cally Lawson’s aim was to try and capture the tranquillity created by the dappled light of the late Spring woodland after reading the poem ‘Pied Beauty’ by Gerald Manley Hopkins, which includes the line “Glory be to God for dappled things”.
Printmaker Kath Lockhart, who lives in a remote area of the Yorkshire Dales, drew on the diverse and changeable meteorological conditions in these northern climes to express the sense of place within her artwork. Evelyn Sinclair’s distinctive work, which conveys themes of self-exploration, was selected to appear in the recent C-Art Artist of the Year exhibition at Rheged.
Ink works from my ‘Meditation’ series explore the concept of letting go of all the pressures and worries of everyday life and finding a more holistic, freer and calmer place inside your own head – Evelyn Sinclair
Additional exhibiting Green Door artists include Jamie Barnes, Colin Binns, Barbra Cropper, Joyce Eldred, Marion Kuit, Liz Lyon, Jill Pemberton, Elizabeth Shorrock, Rosie Wates and Frances Winder.
A Sense of Place runs until 26 September at Kendal Museum (open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm).
Find out more about the Green Door artists collective here
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