Wednesday, 9 September 2015
A new exhibition at the National Trust property Mottisfont in Hampshire titled 'Arborealists' opens on 19th September and runs until the 15th November. It looks good - if you like your trees then it is definitely worth a visit as this exhibition is certainly celebrating the art of trees! Paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures will all be on show... The exhibition has been organised by a collective of contemporary artists who call themselves the 'Arborealists'. They have just had a successful exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and now they have created another unique show for Mottisfont.
On display will be intricate pencil drawings of root systems, gorgeous autumnal colours and beautiful natural sculpture. Minutely detailed drawings, delicate wood engravings and fine etchings resonate with vibrant, and expressive watercolours and oil paintings. Complex trees drawn from life will contrast with conceptual forest landscapes.
It'll be possible to meet some of the artists and hear them talk about their work on Saturday 17th October at 2pm (free talk and discussion).