Jeremy Gardiner: Jurassic Coast

17 Jan 2015 – 1 Mar 2015

Event times

Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am to 5pm, Sundays 1:30pm to 5pm

Cost of entry

£3.50 / concs. / under 21s free

Victoria Art Gallery

Bath, United Kingdom


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Jurassic Coast seen through the eyes of landscape artist Jeremy Gardiner


This exhibition features the celebrated Jurassic Coast seen through the eyes of landscape artist Jeremy Gardiner, who lives in Bath and is well known for his unique portrayal of the British coastline. Gardiner has borrowed real specimens of fossils from the area - ammonites, plesiosaurs, brittle stars and plant-like forms called crinoids — all of which occur in the artwork. Also included is an accurate 3D map displaying the locations of the pictures. The exhibition links two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Jurassic Coast and Bath, with the aim of inspiring visitors to explore another World Heritage site just an hour's drive away. The Jurassic Coast is a 95-mile long stretch of coastline running from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in East Dorset. Its geology spans the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, 185 million years of earth's history. The pictures and monoprints span 20 years and reflect a unique relationship with this rich and exceptional site. In an attempt to emulate the effects of geological time, his working method involves scouring, building up layers of paint, collaging and sanding down.

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