‘Nature Returning’ by local landscape artists Fay Collins and Debbie Yare is the first exhibition to be showcased in the Gallery at the Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park in Lancaster since it’s refurbishment last year.
The exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs inspired by nature returning to post-industrial landscapes and runs between 27th April and 22nd June, between 10am until 5pm. The gallery may be closed on Saturdays due to private events, please check in advance.
The artists have been particularly drawn to local landscapes in North Lancashire and South Cumbria that have been quarried. These include Trowbarrow Nature Reserve (Silverdale), Hodge Close (Coniston), and Williamson Park itself where footpaths weave through rocky outcrops remaining from the old quarry that once provided stone for Lancaster’s buildings.
The exhibition is the result of numerous explorations and observations of these fascinating altered landscapes.
Fay Collins said: “One can experience a real sense of industrial history, juxtaposed with the new life taking root between the rocks and nesting in cliffs. The haunting atmosphere of these landscapes combined with often subtle and unexpected beauty makes great inspiration for creativity.”
Fay and Debbie are practicing professional artists based in Lancaster who have been exhibiting in both public and commercial galleries in the area for the last few years.
You can meet the artists who will be at the gallery at Ashton Memorial every Monday throughout the duration of the exhibition. Prints and unframed originals will be also available for purchase.
For more information visit the Artist’s websites: http://faycollinsart.co.uk and http://debbieyare.com
Or find them on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Faycollinsart/ and https://facebook.com/DebbieYareFineArtandPhotography/
For more information on the Ashton Memorial visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark