Humble plants kindle kaleidoscope patterns
Look closely at the vibrant, kaleidoscopic patterns – Yorkshire artist Richard Pottas sees them in the humble plants and vegetation at the bottom of his own garden, in Whitby on the edge of the North York Moors.
In the forthcoming Natural Outcomes exhibition – opening on 27 September at the Inspired by . . . Gallery, at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby – Pottas gives a vivid take on the richness and profundity of the natural world as he sees and feels it.
He’s joined in the show by two other accomplished North Yorkshire artists – contemporary ceramicist Jean Cunion and combined-media artist Julia Ward – whose work also focuses on nature’s hidden textures and colours.
Together, they simply ask, “Is this what I see?”, and visitors to the Moors Centre will be able to immerse themselves in the trio’s creative textile works, beautifully decorated hand-built pots and flasks, and extraordinarily rich watercolours.
Sally Smith, Events & Exhibitions Coordinator for the National Park Authority, says: “Exhibitions at the Inspired by . . . Gallery always have the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors at their heart. In this exhibition we’re being asked to take a closer look at this natural world by three talented artists who show us wonderful patterns, textures and colours we might otherwise miss”.
The exhibition runs until 9 October, with a Meet the Artists session taking place on 29 September from noon until 3pm. Admission is free, and the Inspired by . . . Gallery is open daily from 10am to 5pm. For more information call 01439 772737 or check the North York Moors National Park website, www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby.
September 17, 2012
North York Moors National Park
1. In 2012 the North York Moors is celebrating 60 years as a National Park. It was created on 28 November 1952 and became Britain’s sixth National Park. For more information on events celebrating the 60th anniversary go to www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/60thanniversary.
2. The North York Moors National Park is the place where nature and history inspire each other. Its contrasting landscape has a long imprint of human activity: prehistoric remains, vibrant villages and breathtaking abbeys. Ancient trees, towering coastal cliffs and rolling heather moorland provide habitats for a wide range of wildlife and its wide open spaces and breathtaking vistas bring a sense of peace and tranquillity.
To view other press releases about the North York Moors and for further information on the National Park, visit www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
3. The North York Moors is one of 15 National Parks which are home to some of the most spectacular and valued landscapes in Britain. More information on all National Parks can be found at www.nationalparks.gov.uk.
4. Nearly 14% of our staff are apprentices from local families.
Linda Blackburne, Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority
Tel: 01439 772700
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