Thursday, 2 March 2017

VARC and Zoe Childerley

I am still trying to debrief myself from the weekend and research the glimpses of treasure from the Fruitmarket. One presentation was by Visual Arts in Rural Communities a wonderful organisation that offers year-long artist residencies in Northumberland. The sensitivity, diversity and beauty of work created on these residencies are astounding. One of the projects I was shown was Zoe Childerley's 'The Debatable Lands',  where Zoe walked the border of Scotland and England sketching the landscape and its features, whilst also photographing the people she met on both sides of the border. Is is a powerful and fascinating, powerful study of this area and its people that has been made into a limited edition concertina book.