BEING WITH TREES brings together a contemporary response to trees by artists who live in urban and rural environments. These painters and printmakers are associated with two contemporary organisations: The Arborealists, which includes artists from the South West, South East, Yorkshire, London and Wales, France and Ireland, and the Urban Contemporaries, whose artists live in London.
BEING WITH TREES celebrates their shared love of trees and the vital role they can play in all our lives, in terms of our Well-Being, Identity and Sociability, and our understanding of Ecology and Climatic Change.
Both studios open 12 - 4 on May: Sat 22nd, Thurs 27th, Fri 28th and Sat 29th and June: Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th.
By appointment at other times.
Ring 07957 452 853
S A N C T U A R Y 29th September - 5th October
Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13, Bell Street, Shaftesbury. SP7 8AR
Painting - Rachel Sargent Poetry - Catherine Simmonds
A reflection on our own personal search for places of sanctuary
Always the same
to hear a place’s own voice -
a hidden world's
in the leaves
the sunken lane
the badger setts
crumbling walls, moss,
the drovers’ holly cut out
for the power lines
and strange flowers
I cannot place
rise up to replace the