Working quite independently Elcock, Lawrence and Richards have all made new work referencing Hilbre Island in the Dee Estuary, a liminal space where the ground, sky and water meet.
Recent work by Mellor also has similar reference points based however on the geographically opposite coastline, and memories of living in the North Yorkshire Moors.
Preoccupations with the seasons, changing light, patterns of nature and weather based on intense observation in the field are explored with exclusive use of paper-based media. GROUND explores what it is to experience the land, and to use this as medium for the work itself.
GROUND is part of Independents Biennial Associates Programme. The artists’ work is produced independently, but included as a unique voice alongside the festival.