Renowned artist Ben Rivers presents Urthworks at Hestercombe Gallery, until 9 February 2020.
In Urthworks we imagine the future of our planet by voyaging back into the deep past via our earths geology and travelling fast forward via science fictions to glimpse new dystopian societies.
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Using extension tubes, wide lenses and B&W fine grain negative film, this two day workshop explores macro film-making, where small things filmed close up seem altered, appearing as vast and textured landscapes.
Marking Urthworks, the current exhibition at Hestercombe Gallery, this half day event will bring together the artist, the films' writer, the show's curators and invited guests to consider the themes raised by Ben Rivers' ambitious and deeply imagined works.
Drawing out the ideas of people and place explored in Ben Rivers' Urthworks, the curator Josephine Lanyon will explore ways of programming film.The workshop will bring together a small group of individuals interested in producing and exhibiting film in traditional and unusual contexts.
Set alongside original works by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720-1791), Hestercombe’s former owner, Most Admirably Improved by Art brings together four female contemporary artists Charlotte Hodes, Rebecca Partridge, Kelly Richardson and Fiona Hingston.
Coinciding with Bampfylde 300, the celebrations of the tercentenary of Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720 - 1791), A Gentleman of Taste is a year-long exhibition presented by Hestercombe Gallery at Hestercombe Gardens, and explores the many themes running through the life and work of Hestercombe's former owner.