More quarry news: the Black Swan Arts exhibition of work for step in stone opened last Friday -we’ve crossed the line! It was a nail biting finish, with last minute preparations just concluding as the visitors arrived. I didn’t take a camera, more’s the pity, because I could show you some of the work here, but I did borrow a phone to take this picture of my ‘You Are Here’ set of rubbings.
I did see some very fine pieces by Suzie Gutteridge: a felt hanging incorporating pieces of rusty ironmongery found in the quarries, and some rust prints on silk; I also almost got Tessa Farmer’s tiny insect mobiles in my hair! I do often find small spiders in my hair (country life and all that), but taxi-dermied ones would be a first. The main gallery was so full of people for the speeches when I got there that I wasn’t able to see much. Must go back. Meanwhile, here is Jack Offord’s film of the whole project.
PS I’m going to be ‘minding’ the Fairy Cave Quarry this Friday. Please join me; bring a picnic maybe. It’s a place to stay and enjoy. Directions can be found on the stepinstone blog: click here.