23 February - 28 April 2024
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOYER PART OF THIS EXHIBITION IS CLOSED FOR THE DAY ON THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 4pm | Wednesday - CLOSED | Saturday 9am - 3pm | Sunday 10am - 3pm
Occasionally, we have to close the foyer area of the exhibition due to events taking place in the concert hall. Please check this page before visiting for updates. Thank you.
Unfurl is a group exhibition curated by Contemporary & Country presenting eight artists and makers whose work celebrates the fecundity of flora and fauna, as the winter months slip away and burgeoning bulbs and buds herald spring. The exhibition will encompass painting, photography, drawing, collage, ceramics, textile embroidery, hand-blown glass and shell work by significant creative talents based in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Uniquely portraying the natural process of renewal, each artist develops a different aspect of botanical art away from tradition, toward more innovative personal outcomes.
Botanical art has, until relatively recently, been viewed as a discipline subservient to scientific research, rather than as a recognised artistic genre. Yet increased depth in understanding and interpreting botanical subjects and biological organisms, has led to the genre’s recognition as a rich field for creative exploration. By transgressing the boundaries between genres, the exhibiting artists have attracted appreciative audiences as they gain insight into the value of the natural environment and our dependence upon its biodiversity. Unfurl presents a collective celebration of the cyclical start to the year.
Participating artists and makers: Claire Coles, Carolyn Brookes-Davies, Helen Derbyshire, Mark Edwards, Elizabeth Merriman, Ella Porter, Tim Plunkett and Layne Rowe.