Illuminations Installation at Fenners Gallery

Written by Forge

On April 24, 2019

Sally Tyrie and Helen Terry have been at Fenners Gallery & Project Space this week based at Fenners Studios in Letchworth, with their Installation titled Illuminations. They have been installing, greeting visitors and working in the space since Friday 19th April and will have a special Meet the Artists event on Saturday 27th at 2pm.

Although much of the work was created before the event they have also been adding to the work each day and note that ‘its been interesting to see how the work, and ideas, have evolved and been influenced by the gallery space.. The Fenners Gallery, with its exposed pipework and tatty, rustic nature adds something rather fascinating and distinctive to the installation. We rather like the fact that its not a pristine commercial space but has an edge of authenticity and history of its own”. You can read a snippet from their Exhibition statement here

‘The work in this exhibition of photography and mixed media is inspired by the fragile and transitional coastal margins of England’s East Coast, including the eerie landscape of Bradwell.   Traces of medieval, Saxon and earlier human activity emerge from the mud at low tide and are re-submerged at every high tide.  Change; ambiguity; the idea of things being alternately buried, revealed and then concealed again; things coming in and out of focus are some of the ideas being explored. 

Both artists are investigating new processes as part of this collaboration.  Sally Tyrie has been working with alternative photographic processes, including photograms, chemigrams and photographic lithography.  Helen Terry has always used photography as a means of documenting and developing ideas and is using the exhibition as an opportunity to bring these images to the forefront of her work’….   Illuminations represents a stage in the development of this collaboration, rather than an end point.  It is an opportunity for the artists to test emerging ideas and explore.  Helen and Sally will continue to develop work for a series of exhibitions in 2020.’..  

The exhibition continues each day till Sunday 28th at 4pm. Times 11 – 4 each day.

Sally will also be at this years Forge Open Studios on May 11 / 12th and also have her work on show at the Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church as part of a group show titled Contemporary Society and Rituals May 16 – 21st.


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