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Encounters – Margaret Roberts and Robin Thompson

28 Jun – 10 Jul
Open evening: 1 Jul, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

Margaret Roberts:
I centre on working with natural materials and their relationships with each other. Plants become paper and natural dyes; trees offer bark; fibres can be used in 3D work and 2D work.  Clay is the basic material of ceramics. The interplays are illustrated in this exhibition.

Robin Thompson:
My works are about encounters and are themselves encounters between materials. They explore meetings which may be invasive (such as a virus in an environment) or transformative (such as the rubbing together of rock strata) or explosive (such as the meeting of sea and shore). Putting objects together may create a new object – an ironing board and a Japanese jacket can create a ‘human’ figure. These encounters all generate energy – for example shapes floating together in the wind. My process itself involves juxtaposition: the mixing and overlay materials such as paints, pigments, wax, enamel, metal and clay.
And, of course, our exhibition is an encounter between the work and the audience.


 

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