RE-FORMATION - A New Exhibition at The Bishop’s Palace
22nd July – 6th October 2019
This Summer, experience something completely different at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, as a brand-new collaboration between Heritage Courtyard Gallery and Studios and The Bishop’s Palace opens to the public.
Curated by Wells-based Co-Directors of Heritage Courtyard, Heather Wallace and Rebecca Barnard, the exhibition will be called RE-FORMATION and will showcase an incredible wealth of talent, drawn from artists of all ages from across Somerset and beyond.
RE-FORMATION will be a ‘whole site’ exhibition, with artworks in the Gardens, along the Ramparts, in the Great Hall, Long Gallery, Panelled Room and Exhibition Room.
The media used will include almost all possible forms of art, such as Video Art, Performance Art, Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture and Drawing. Freddie Langdon-Daly, Public Event Co-ordinator at The Bishop’s Palace said “For me, the most exciting aspect of Re-Formation is the way in which artists have found such unexpected ways of engaging with the nature and history of the site. Many of the artists have homed in and introduced work to overlooked, or even ignored, areas of the Palace - and I'm certain that every visitor, in much the same way, will come away with something different from this experience.”
The exhibition includes artists at the peak of their profession, alongside ‘New Older Artists’ who are returning to, or beginning a career in the Arts later in life. Rebecca Barnard said “Older artists can bring life experience, expertise and confidence gained in other fields to their work. They also want to be successful and valued within the artistic discourse of our time”.
During the course of the exhibition, there will be a range of events including debates, talks and performances. Further details of these will be available on the Palace website. People who are interested in joining the debate on ‘New Older Artists’ are invited to be part of a discussion at the Palace on Saturday 31st August 2019.
Included in standard admission.