Make Your Mark: Topsy Turvy Exhibition
30th April – 14th May
Opening night: Friday 29th April 18:00 – 20:00
Surface Gallery is pleased to announce Topsy-Turvy, an exhibition facilitated by artists Helen Sills and Alison McCulloch. The exhibition celebrates the work of a small group of people from Nature in Mind. This specialist Framework service supports people in Nottingham, enabling them to experience positive mental health and well-being through contact with nature.
The group has worked both individually and collectively, sharing ideas and aspirations. The resulting vibrant and spontaneous art – painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics - transformed natural and recycled materials
– demonstrates the creativity in us all. Works include a ‘tree’ that devours manufactured items, a bird’s nest of nails, a group rainbow and many other unusual works.
The group describes the process as follows: “We started by thinking about making our marks in our own individual way and have continued by exploring art and nature as a healing process which transforms materials into something new and unexpected. We have found that just as the natural world relaxes and helps us to understand who we really are and could be, the same process happens when we are creating art.”
The Topsy Turvy exhibition opens in the main gallery in conjunction with Patrick Milsom’s exhibition: A Cartographic History of Action, which will take place in the project space. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England