plus new work by Shaun Smyth & Clare Flinn
& the chance to see the 1967 documentary
'St Kilda - The Lonely Islands' directed by Christopher Mylne.
Liverpool-based artist John Elcock shows a complete set
of new works inspired by St Kilda, whose islands situated 45 miles west of the
Outer Hebrides form the remotest part of the British Isles.
Artist Josie Jenkins shows work produced in China
following her recent residency in Xiamen with the Chinese European Art Center
(CEAC). The exhibition will feature a large scale painting depicting imagery from Yangshan Deep Sea Port in
Jenkins remarked: “In China, I continually see and hear
things that surprise me and some things that at first I found unbelievable. The
landscape of China offers a complete contradiction to the landscape of
Elcockʼs paintings are figurative and rich in symbolism.
They are the culmination of a year-long cycle of work exploring the dual World
Heritage Site of St Kilda whose rugged islands provide a contradiction to the
pastoral view of the British landscape.
Elcock said: “In St Kilda, I have found an unending
source of inspiration for the artist. From its ancient geology, rich natural
ecology, to the personal stories of the former inhabitants, it is a truly
unique and enigmatic place”.
Jenkinsʼ work explores the way we shape our environment.
Taking inspiration from the subtle incongruity between natural and unnatural
elements, as well as the more noticeable disorder found in our modern landscape. Her work often include ambiguous
elements, or images assembled from different sources.
The exhibition also features a rare opportunity to view
the 1967 documentary ʻSt. Kilda – The Lonely Islandsʼ directed by Christopher
Mylne, courtesy of the Scottish Screen Archive, the National Library of
The show runs from Wednesday 1 – Friday 24 July 2015.
The exhibition is free and open to the public 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and by appointment please call 07773 287827.