W/E Friday 6 May 2016
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise… no picnic though – a very hard hitting exhibition by environmental campaigner and renown photographer Mark Edwards (old scholar of another UK Quaker school, Sibford). Mark has lent us two exhibitions, one which is mounted in the Arts Centre, ‘Hard Rain’, and the other ‘Whole Earth’ runs all the way up Newcombe Drive, alongside Tom’s field, and up towards Newcombe Dell.
Hard Rain is a collection of images, many taken by Mark, some by other famous photographers, with each image illustrating a line from the dystopian Bob Dylan song ‘Hard Rain’. It is a very hard hitting exhibition, very thought provoking, and in places very disturbing.
Whole Earth’ is a series of panels with text and images, aimed at university students, the generation that will be taking on stewardship for this beautiful planet, and perhaps putting all of their ingenuity into reversing some of the terrible impact that mankind have collectively been inflicting on her.
Both exhibitions are part of Mark Edwards Hard Rain project – www.hardrainproject.com
Alongside these two professional exhibitions, we have mounted an exhibition of paintings by Gabriel Roux-Elms, one of our Lower Sixth Fine Art students. Gabz has been inspired by the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, developing his own painting style from this inspiration, which is thought provoking, highly coloured, slightly disturbing, but also playful and entertaining. Again, well worth a visit if you are near the Arts Centre.
Head of Creative Arts
Paintings by Lower Sixth Fine Art student, Gabriel Roux-Elms