Territoire-S starts at the gallery at Woodend, Scarborough in June and then travels to the Chapelle de l’hopital, Pornic and la Maison du Chapitre in the town centre of Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer in September.
Participating British artists include myself, David Chalmers and Janine Baldwin. French artists include Bivan, Cathy Lodziak, Fabienne Alliou-Lucas, Nadya Tara.
The project emerged from a relationship that began nearly 30 years ago with the twinning associations of Pornic (AJP) and Scalby and Newby (SANTA). All the artists have made work related to each others towns. I visited last year to find my inspiration.
When I first arrived in Pornic, I became captivated by the town’s landscape and architecture. I was drawn towards its heritage, especially the magnificent villas surrounded by fragrant pines and the quiet chapels amongst medieval streets.
I began to explore artifacts that embrace a passing of time, such as antique lace and old ornate ironwork. The environment was different, yet strangely familiar. The softer organic forms of a lone pine standing proud on a high rock reminded me of home.
I exposed a length of silk whilst I was there and captured the forms of an historic gate with the help of David, Brigitte and Fabienne. This piece can be seen in the exhibition.
The gallery at Woodend, Scarborough 16th June – 28th July 2018
Chapelle de l’hopital, la Maison du Chapitre Pornic 15th September – 14th October 2018