9-11 October 2015

part of Somerset Art Weeks Festival

Sensing the Landscape is a series exhibitions and site-specific projects across Somerset gardens, involving emerging – mid career artists and makers, working across media including film, furniture, sculpture, drawing and print. These works explore the sensory encounter with the garden. Limited editions will be available to purchase after the exhibition via the Field gallery website.   Artists include Edward Chell, Kim Francis, Eleanor Lakelin and Fay Stevens. 

Edward Chell (www.edwardchell.com) explores fragile, self-sustaining, diverse environments across Britain including managed woodlands and motorway vergers embodying beauty and survival. Prints of silhouetted plant forms, and two films will be displayed at Midney Nurseries.

Kim Francis (www.kimfrancis.com) makes sculpture in materials such as stone, porcelain and bronze. A selection of her new work will be displayed within the greenhouse and gardens at Copse Hall. Her ethereal work evokes the menace and elegance of natural forms, testaments to processes of decay and regeneration.

Eleanor Lakelin (www.eleanorlakelin.co.uk) will display a series of wood vessels in the garden at Aller Farmhouse, consisting of carved eroded textures made of green oak that are intended to weather against the elements. Since 2008 Eleanor has been turning wood on a lathe and carving to make both functional objects and decorative vessels and forms.

Fay Stevens (www.cargocollective.com/FayStevens) will capture the experience of being within the garden, along with its owners and visiting public, using kinetic drawings, print and sound. Her work will be installed within the grounds creating a visual, spatial and metaphorical interplay between the Elizabethan house and garden. Her work makes reference to traces of social, cultural, botanical and historical stories and senses of place of Little Yarford.

Curated by Karina Joseph from Field, working in partnership with Somerset Art Works and National Garden Scheme. Funded by Arts Council England.

About Karina Joseph/Field (www.fieldgallery.co.uk)

Karina founded Field in 2014 to promote contemporary art and craft, working with ambitious practitioners who are developing traditional techniques. The programme of exhibitions and events investigates the vernacular, a sense of place, and the wider themes of nature and art, through collaborations with specialists including archaeologists, historians, writers and architects.

Click below to find location, opening time and details of each venue.

Fay Stevens

(Venue 9) Little Yarford Farmhouse, nr Taunton, TA2 8AN

Edward Chell

(Venue 30) Midney Nurseries, Somerton, TA11 7HR

Kim Francis

(Venue 94) Ball Copse Hall, Brent Knoll, TA9 4DF

Eleanor Lakelin

(Venue 108) Aller Farmhouse Williton nr Taunton Somerset TA4 4LY