Where: The Footprint Gallery, Fusion, Jackfield Tile Museum, Shropshire
£: Free (Admission to the Jackfield Tile Museum costs 8.25 for adults, 7.50 for the 60+ and 5.50 for children).
What is it?
Stream is a fascinating new exhibition opening at the Footprint Gallery at Fusion, which adjoins the Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge in Shropshire. The exhibition, by artist in residence Luce Choules and a team of museum volunteers, opens on Friday 26th April.
Exploring the monuments and landscapes of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, the free entry display will be open daily, 10am-5pm, until Friday 31st May. Luce Choules is an international artist who produces maps that are very different from the regular variety we might use to find our way from one place to another. Her work is based around extensive field surveys of landscapes. She collects photographs and objects and notes down her thoughts and feelings as she encounters different places and spaces. This material is then put together to form a very distinctive map that allows the user to feel their way through a landscape.
The exhibition will feature experimental maps about the geographical and cultural landscape of The Gorge and its environs; as well as a range of landscape documentation, photographic data-tiling and drawing. Working with curators at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Choules will also present a new piece of artwork responding to the recent cataloguing of the George Maw Geological Collection. In addition to these works, the show includes the large-format publication Source and wall-based maps made with volunteers and other groups, as part of a wider project developed by the artist.
More info: www.ironbridge.org.uk