Shorelines – Artists of the South Coast opens tomorrow following a well received private view.
Joining the celebrations was critically acclaimed Jeremy Gardiner, one of the contemporary artists included in Shorelines. His work Durdle Door, Sunrise (2007) is displayed alongside Paul Nash’s Kimmeridge Folly, Dorset (1937), emphasising the influence the Jurassic Coast has had on artists, past and present. Jeremy was also influential in the conception of the whole exhibition. Something we will explore in further articles.
Jeremy was keen to hear about Sharing Shorelines and how his work will be explored as part of the Arts Award Discover project with Pennington Junior School. It was also an opportunity to let him know about the other elements of community engagement work which will take place between now and January 2016, prompting him to leave the following comment in my copy of the Shorelines catalogue.
Well, as long as they enjoy the experience and are enabled to engage creatively with the process, a little misbehaviour never hurt anyone!