Exhibitions open with northern Lincolnshire links
Two new exhibitions with links to northern Lincolnshire are opening this Saturday (Sept 14) at The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber.
In the Artspace is Re-Tellings, a solo exhibition by Grimsby based artist Sue Stone whose work is inspired by people, place and time.
“The pieces in this exhibition are part of an ongoing series of narratives inspired by memories; both the artist’s own and those of others,” said Exhibitions Officer Richard Hatfield. “Members of the public were invited to take part by sharing memories of themselves and their relationships in the form of anecdotes, and images and Sue has now collected stories from all over the world.”
The common link in this exhibition is that of family and friendship with many of the stories focussing on relationships between family members; the bonds between siblings and cousins, mothers and daughters, grandparents and grandchildren. But there are also tales of imagined journeys and that illusive dream of a Desert Island.
Then there’s the epic chronicle of the artist’s own life story told in a series of self-portraits one for each year of the artist’s life so far with three new self-portraits bringing the installation up to date.
In Gallery One is Sheffield based artist Stephen Todd’s exhibition, Humber Estuary: Inner Landscapes, is described as a personal history.
“My mother was born and raised in Cleethorpes, catching the ferry to Hull and my great uncle, Captain Ernest Fall, had a naval history going back to the Battle of Jutland,” said Stephen.
“The Humber Estuary is rich with places to go to: to think, to draw, to remember. The broadening skies, the relentless shifting and eroding tides, the industry of ships, of docks, of power generation, all watched by vibrant wildlife,” he continued.
Both exhibitions open at 10am on Saturday and continue until Sunday, October 20. The Ropewalk is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and every Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.