Canal & River Trust Exhibitions | WIGAN | 8 Nov
East Street Arts have been working with the Canal and River Trust and the Contemporary Art Society and we are delighted to invite you to the reception of an exhibition of work by artist Lucy Harvey.
Venue: Canal & River Trust
Waterside House, Waterside Drive, Wigan WN3 5AZ.
Thursday 8th November (5pm – 7pm | There will be a short speech made at 6pm)
Note: Please be sure to RSVP for this event by contacting: jon [at] esamail.org.uk
Dates and Times:
Thursday 8th November – Thursday 20th December 2012
East Street Arts has recently collaborated with the Canal & River Trust and the Contemporary Art Society. We are delighted to invite you to the reception of an exhibition of work, Chronology, by artist Lucy Harvey, at the Canal & River Trust office in Wigan on Thursday 8th November.
The Canal & River Trust is currently developing a contemporary art programme in partnership with Arts Council England, finding new and creative ways to connect people with the nation’s waterways.
As the fourth part of a series of exhibitions at five of the Trust’s offices – other exhibitions are also being held in Gloucester, Hatton, Milton Keynes, and London Paddington – Chronology encourages visitors and staff to engage with art in an environment outside of the usual gallery space.
Chronology is curated by Karen Watson, Jon Wakeman and Annie Nelson. Commissioned as an artist-in-residence, the artist has responded to the location and archive material of the Canal & River Trust by creating a unique series of sculptural works.
Using discarded materials that relate to various methods of preservation, maintenance and repair of the canals, these small sculptures are made from recycled pieces of wood and stone – taken from the workshops of joiners, carpenters, builders and stonemasons at the Trust’s Pagefield and Apperley Bridge sites.
Originally trained as a jeweller, Lucy has hand-crafted the silver links, copper chains and rings attached to the works. The metal embellishments mimic the features seen along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal during her residency. All of the works on display have at some point been used in the rebuilding process, and this new exhibition links traditional craftsmanship, industrial heritage and contemporary art through found materials.