Natural world focus for 2023 Thelma Hulbert Gallery exhibitions

Exhibitions at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery have a focus on the natural world and the impact of climate change this year. These cover a variety of art forms, including photography, paintings, and recycled materials. 

The Language of Seeds: Leonie Hampton: 14 January – 4 March

This exhibition is a series of photographs celebrating artist Leonie Hampton’s vegetable garden, family, and friends. The pictures taken between May and October 2020 are a response to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s botany collection.

Capturing the beauty of the natural world, the collection highlights the interactions between humans and the natural environment during the climate crisis.

A series of talks and workshops accompany the exhibition.

Leonie Hampton’s exhibition captures the beauty of the natural world

Fragile Earth: 14 January – 4 March

Artist Sally Baldwin has put together this body of work evoking natural forms, such as trees, pods, flowers, insects, sea life, and water. Using different materials including recycled paper, silk waste, and handmade paper, the result is a delicate, finely balanced landscape reflecting the threat to the natural habitats.

Fragile Earth reflects the fragility of the natural environment

Paradise Found: New Visions of the Blackdown Hills: 18 March – 3 June

The Blackdown Hills are explored in this exhibition through the artist’s lens past and present. The area was a source of inspiration for painters of the Camden Town Group between 1911 and 1925. They drew on the artistic approach of Cezanne, Gaugin, and Van Gogh. 

Contemporary artists, including members of the London Group, will capture the same sites that were painted. These new works will be presented alongside the drawings and paintings previously created by Spencer Gore, Charles Ginner, and Robert Bevan.

There will be a series of talks accompanying the exhibition.

The Hay Harvest by Robert Bevan

Corinna Wagner: TerraOceanus: 17 June – 12 August

Corinna Wagner’s work explores the human relationship between rivers and seas and the lands surrounding them. Growing out of her Time and Tide Bell Project her practice emphasises sustainability and renewal. She uses cyanotype and plant-based anthotype, processes images in seawater, and paints with oils made from reclaimed waste and natural beeswax.

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm.

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