PRIVATE VIEW - all welcome
Introduction address at 7pm
Exhibition runs 19th to 30th March, viewing by appointment
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A sense of place, uniting local history with drawing, film and photography.
As I drove past Windmill Farm in Essington I caught a glimpse of the splendid, impressive structure sitting majestically, like an ancient monolith on a mound of earth dominating the immediate landscape. It was encircled by a wonderful vista far reaching from the Wrekin in Shropshire to Sedgley Beacon in the Metropolitan borough of Dudley. After considerable research, I discovered this structure was in fact the ruin of Essington Windmill; and furthermore, was steeped in local history for well over 200 years. The mill served local communities, grinding grain into finely milled flour using its strategic location and available wind energy to turn the sails for rotating the mill-stone. I quickly became captivated and bewitched by the structure and entwined histories that it inspired my artistic energies to produce a body of art work as a testament to this crumbling monument.
My art exhibition aspires to capture an essence and spirit of the mill through a diverse range of media exploring the mill in its various stages of existence. Using drawing, film and photography the mill is depicted majestically from past to present day and the monochromatic theme aims to provide a seductive narrative for the audience. Furthermore, the exhibition ultimately hopes to engage the audience through an artistic, poetic sense of place and re-connection with local history.
We're excited to be opening our gallery space up to share an event with Asylum Art Gallery, celebrating two years of silent women's walks for International Women's Day.
Following on from the silent walk of solidarity around the city centre at 1pm 10th March, Wolverhampton:
6pm -8pm Eagle Works Studios
7pm-9pm Asylum Art Gallery
Both venues will be showcasing the last two years of silent walks in white for International Women's Day.
Eagle Works will be showcasing last years walk and video documented by Richard Brown.
Asylum Art Gallery will be showcasing portraits and statements from the women who walked this year with responses from poets at 7.30pm
Walk together at 7pm from Eagle Works to Asylum with international Women's day sashes to experience and reenact the strength of walking in silence and remembrance.
The WASPI Women will be representing the equality and rights of Women's pensions.
There will be refreshments at both venues.