Artist Harland Viney presents a series of her landscape paintings inspired by Dorset in her exhibition You Live in a Paradise of Your Own Creation at the Babylon Gallery, Ely.
The exhibition’s curator Nancy J Clemance MA (Creative and Career Coach) worked at Babylon Gallery from 2004 to 2008. She then moved to Dorset and met artist Harland Viney, quickly becoming friends and collaborators. After 12 years, she has returned to the riverside gallery to curate Harland’s new exhibition of paintings.
Nancy explains "As a previous curator for the Babylon Gallery, I'm thrilled to present these works by Harland Viney, an artist born in Australia, developed in Bristol and grounded in wild west Dorset for over 14 years. Harland is prolific and relentless in developing a practice that explores and binds our shared sensitivities to our shared environment. This exhibition focuses on Harland's landscapes and how flora and fauna merge into our sense of ourselves and others.
According to Wikipedia, the clay, flat land of Ely, at its highest, measures 26 metres while west Dorset's mixed geology peaks at 279 metres. My interest as a curator is focused on how these works sit, far away from their western, geographic origins and how they are perceived in our eastern communities."
Meet the artist on Sunday 24 July at 12pm to 4pm.
Babylon Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm with free entry.
Pictured: (Above) Dark Lane in Pink and Green, (bottom left) Thinking Cap, (bottom right) Dark Lake II.