Taking a tactile, imaginative approach in her visual art practice, Fiona works in intimate co-production with a range of different species, slowly discovering the most aesthetically productive and mutually informative ways of working within each relationship. This process results in a dynamic range of media and scale in her gallery installations, mirroring the discovery and detail in woodland, and how disparate large and small things nest and entangle to produce a unique ‘ecology’. The resulting works displayed in this exhibition include monumental drawing installations and co-productive painting with ants.
For her Wood to World research, Fiona has undertaken a series of courses and conversations with people: artists, scientists, politicians, alternative practitioners and philosophers, who engage deeply with the natural, ‘beyond-human’ world, to explore our current contradictory ideas about nature. Alongside the exhibition at Kaleidsocope Gallery in Sevenoaks, a small series of events will bring some of these conversations about nature into play.
Wood to World exhibition | 13 October – 11 November 2016
Kaleidoscope Gallery, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 1LQ
Upcoming Wood to World events:
The Woodland World | Sat 29 October 11am-5pm | Shoreham Village Hall and Shoreham Woods
Fiona MacDonald leads a day of exploration into our relationship with woodland, with tree specialist Glenn Morris, medical herbalist Molly Maitland and artist Anna Chrystal Stevens.
Tickets £10/£8 and more info:
How Do We Relate to Nature? | Thurs 10 November 6.10pm Kaleidoscope Gallery
A discussion event open to all, exploring our personal, practical and political relationship to nature. Including John Bennett, CEO Kent Wildlife Trust and Stuart Jeffery, Chair of Maidstone Green Party.
Tickets (free) and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-do-we-relate-to-nature-tickets-27795464984
Wood to World is generously supported by Arts Council England and Kent County Council.