Exhibition - Calder Wood | Contemporary perspectives on an ancient woodland
Friday 20 October 2023 to Sunday 21 January 2024. This mixed media exhibition brings together five artists with diverse approaches who share a passion for the natural world.
Anne Gilchrist, Kirsty Venters Marks, Tansy Lee Moir, Jennie Tuffs and Cordula Marks Venters have spent the last four seasons discovering some of the stories and secrets of West Lothian's foremost ancient woodland, Calder Wood.
For this collection of new work the artists have interpreted what they found in the wood from their own individual perspectives, exploring it from their differing cultural and historic viewpoints. The works here also consider the perspectives of the non-human world and how these ancient, complex relationships can be read in the landscape.
These works help us to look beneath the surface of what we see to understand the layers of human and non-human relationships more deeply. The show encompasses vibrant colour, intricate detail, poetic imagination and dark drama. It aims to reveal some of the tiny marvels and big mysteries to be found amongst these trees.
Curated by Tansy Lee Moir, Artist and Camille Archer, Arts Officer, West Lothian Council. Supported by Jane Begg, Tree and Woodland Officer and Kirsty Morrison, Country Park Ranger, West Lothian Council.
Artist Talk - Thursday 23 November, 6:30 - 8pm
Artists - Anne Gilchrist, Kirsty Venters Marks, Tansy Lee Moir, Jennie Tuffs and Cordula Marks Venters, have spent the last four seasons discovering the stories and secrets of West Lothian's foremost ancient woodland, Calder Wood. Come along to what is sure to be a lively group discussion, to learn from some of their art making and experiences within a most unique and enlightening local landscape.
Cost: Free, however places are limited. To book please email your name, contact email, phone number and number of guests to: email@example.com
Virtual tour of the exhibition to follow