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Heather & Ivan Morison, Ben Rivers, David Thorpe

11 Feb - 10 Jun 2012

This exhibition explored common concerns and themes in the work of some of the most innovative contemporary artists. Heather and Ivan Morison, Ben Rivers and David Thorpe use film, sculpture, installation and performance to pose questions regarding our relationship to nature and what happens when man-made and natural worlds collide.

This exhibition explored utopian beliefs and practices and an impending sense of apocalypse.

David Thorpe

Photo by Stuart Whipps

This installation comprised new watercolours and meticulously crafted sculptural works, presented for the first time in Europe.  Thorpe’s sculptures explore his interest in rehabilitating ancient craftsmanship and labour-intensive artisanal techniques.  Drawing on the Arts and Crafts Movement and the work of William Morris and John Ruskin, Thorpe explores new forms of utopianism, where past and present intersect.