During the lockdown, the Bruton Correspondence School initiated a mail art exchange brief with local and international artists resulting in a richly personal and political survey of contemporary collage.
In this exhibition each art work is displayed as part of an ambitious installation of paintings, collage, photography and written correspondences. The collection will be across four sites in Bruton to enable a walking tour of the work – The Bruton Museum and The Old Pharmacy Wine Bar on the High
St, The Dovecote Gallery and The Cellarhand. The exhibition continues the school’s investigations into connectivity, community and personal experience.
The collection showcases the innate ability of collage to construct a fresh and new visual exchange beyond the two dimensional into the structural world and craft of visual making. Whilst experimental, each collage is also didactic, layered with hidden messages, reoccurring motifs and shared concerns that speak as an abstract indicator of the surreal times we are living in.
This exhibition is being sponsored by Bruton Museum, The Dovecote Gallery and The Cellarhand.
The 300 artists include: Silva De Giorgi, Andrea Wright, Samin Ahmadzadeh, Eugenia Ivanissevich, John Booth, Trine Stephenson, Damien Poulain, Julie Coburn, Eugenie Shrinkle, Jonathan Lawes, Giovanna Petrocchi, Bindi Vora & Maarten Van Denbos, Abigail Hunt, Kasper Pincis, Nick Waplington, Dafna Talmor, Sayako Sugawara, Thomas Brown, John Booth, Aileen Harvey, K Young, Alys Scott Hawkins, Claudia Klein, Justine Smith.