Exhibitions and events
FOUND IN THE FIELDS - an exhibition of artist’s prints by Carry Akroyd.
2012 - 7th September 12
This exhibition includes a series of hand-drawn lithographs which incorporate quotations from the poems of John Clare, the nineteenth century ‘Peasant Poet’. Carry Akroyd has for some years been linking her images of contemporary agricultural landscapes to the concerns and joys expressed in Clare’s poetry. Also on show will be some of Carry’s recent screenprints, and ‘work in progress’ as she makes new work responding to the environment around Shandy Hall
All works will be for sale.
Carry Akroyd is a painter and printmaker whose images examine the relationship between wildlife and the farming landscape, but are just as much about colour and composition.
After studying for an MA in Fine Art, and illustrating two books of John Clare’s poetry (‘The Shepherds Calendar’ and ‘The Wood is Sweet’) Carry wrote her own book ‘natures powers & spells, Landscape Change, John Clare and Me’ which contains 150 of her images. She continues to be inspired by the poetry of John Clare, as can be seen in her current series of lithographs made with Curwen Studio. Recently Carry edited ‘Wildlife in Printmaking’ , also for Langford Press.
Exhibition open everyday (except Saturday) 11am - 4.30pm