Join us for the launch of Charcoal Works, an exhibition of commissioned artworks that have been produced with the charcoaled remains of the iconic oak sculpture ‘Place’, that stood on the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail for 29 years.
The exhibition at Hardwick Gallery brings the recycling of a single artwork into multiple elements full circle. Onya McCausland has invited 18 artists to produce new work from the charcoal according to their diverse practices, and the exhibition includes works that have been drawn from its material, physical or chemical properties, or historical uses. Artists include Edward Allington, Sophie Bouvier Auslander, Jess Bryant, Marcin Gawin & Malgorzata Lucyna Zajac, Joy Gregory, Tess Jaray, James Keith, Sam Llewellyn- Jones, Lisa Milroy, Onya McCausland, Jayne Parker, Lotte Scott, Joy Sleeman, Andrew Stonyer, Kay Tabernacle and Jo Volley.
Image: Edward Allington, Charcoal Needle (charcoal, thread), 5cm long, 2015