Double Take: Photography and the Garden brings together rarely-exhibited photographs by garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) with work by leading contemporary artists Sarah Jones, Helen Sear and Mark Edwards, all of whom have recorded a garden or returned to the theme of plants and gardens and whose work resonates with the historic gardens at Hestercombe.
The exhibition will explore the richness of the Jekyll’s artistic vision and demonstrate the ongoing lure of the garden for photographers and the remarkable variety of ways in which the camera can help us to see familiar landscapes anew.
Works on display will include prints and a video installation by Helen Sear, who is currently representing Wales at the Venice Biennale.
To find out more about the Hestercombe Gallery and the Double Take exhibition, visit: hestercombe.com
Helen Sear, Still from Chameleon, 2013 © Helen Sear, City & County of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection