The Stark Beauties at the Edge at Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay

Bronwen Sleigh, 'Wandegeya', pencil, pen & gouache over etching
Bronwen Sleigh, 'Wandegeya', pencil, pen & gouache over etching

Title:
Edgelands

Times:
Wed - Sat 10:30 - 16:00

From: 27 May 2023

To: 1 Jul 2023

Venue:
Tatha Gallery
1 High Street
Newport-on-Tay
Fife
DD6 8AB

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Edgelands at Tatha Gallery in Newport-on-Tay, showcases four artists’ takes on the outskirts of town – the transitional zone between urban and rural – where there is beauty to be found in the forgotten spaces, buildings and stark architectural forms that constitute an intriguing, sometimes barren landscape of now-forgotten spaces and ghosts of a formerly-occupied environment.

James Sinfield creates by a process of applying and scraping-back layers of paint, in an echo of the repeated construction and decay of ‘edgeland’ areas, with his addition of geometric architectural lines alluding to the forms of often brutalist-style buildings and spaces. Bronwen Sleigh (whose work is pictured) takes inspiration from industrial buildings too, exploring unused and forgotten urban environments and presenting these in an abstracted way through her beautiful prints and 3D structures. Cate Inglis paints realist works depicting dilapidated and unused urban buildings and spaces, bestowing them with a solemn grandeur and an importance, now lost through abandonment and neglect. And Rowena Brown‘s ceramics are hand-carved clay sculptures of architectural forms, often inspired by Hebridean croft houses which carry a sense of both abandonment and of shelter – each piece harbouring a story within.

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