‘A World of our Own’ by Bev Seth
We are delighted to announce our new exhibition ‘A World of Our Own’ by Bev Seth and Sam Groom from 15 October to 19 November 2022.
Opening evening: Friday 14 October 7:30-9:30pm, all welcome, hospitality provided.
Hidden stories and bold colour! Artists Bev Seth & Sam Groom use their experience of living in Sheffield to inspire their work.
Two artists collaborate and contrast their different approaches to the inspiration gained from the natural world; from stories rooted in folk lore and magical creatures to the colour, shapes and joy enjoyed via locally based walks and environs.
Bev Seth is a ceramic sculptor and is exhibiting several different bodies of work:
• The Land We Live in
• Caretakers Birds
• Standing Stags
Each body of work is inspired by how the artists feels about her environment and our relationship and interaction with it.
The Land We Live In series considers what our environment might look like if we no longer lived in it, the traces we would leave and nature’s resulting reclamation of built spaces. Although inspired by Sheffield’s hills and industrial history the simple sculptures make reference to both other built environments as well as picture book stories where so often a house on a hill is depicted. The artist leaves room for us to build our own narrative.
“Caretaker birds are mythical birds that have reappeared as they are rumoured to do during a time of need. A time when we need reassurance about the future, about our health and well-being and about our fellow humans. Their aim in life is to gently show us the way, point out things of beauty and offer hope. ” Bev Seth
Standing stags are symbolic of both the power and poetry of nature. Magnificent creatures that seem to straddle the line between the truly wild and a domestic existence, allowing, as they do, humans to live close up to their lives and world.