This exhibition explores the subtle and shy and often intense and thought provoking experiences of being in the landscape. Inspired by the book The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd, artists Susie Leiper and Liz Douglas take us on a journey of appreciation beyond the wholly visible and describe their own poetic encounters through paint and calligraphy.
They don't convey the refined, perfect blue-sky day. Like the hills their work is sometimes wonderfully unpredictable and untamed whilst cleverly describing the details of their experiences. The pools, the edges, the weather, the light and the air are just some of the essential components that make up the whole, the total mountain.
Nan Shepherd wrote that the ‘mountain has an inside’. And it is this that is celebrated here.
We are also very pleased to bring to you, as part of our applied arts program a select group of work by ceramic artists Philomena Pretsell, Jenny Pope, David Cohen and Lorna Fraser.