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17 March - 28 April 2018

Exhibition at Rabley Gallery Wiltshire

Katherine Jones - The Precious Hours   ‘The Precious Hours reads in both a domestic and universal context. All time is precious and the speed at which it passes is clear when bringing up small children. Time also seems more pressing as the warming of our planet speeds and its effects become more apparent.’ Katherine Jones
above: Katherine Jones, The Precious Hours, 2017, Collagraph and block print on paper.
Katherine Jones: Rabley Artist in Residence 2017

For the past year Katherine Jones has been artist in residence at Rabley Drawing Centre and farm in Wiltshire. Travelling down to the farm on a monthly basis during the residency, Katherine was able to witness the changes of the season on the farm as well as more formal changes such as the sale of the dairy herd, which marked a fundamental shift for the farm. She has not attempted to document these changes straightforwardly. Rather the relative space and minimalism of the cultivated landscape in contrast to the squeeze of the urban environment; the differences in scale; the bittersweet nature of farming and our larger changing environment have been the catalyst to the new work.

The fragile structures have become less domestic than in earlier work and acknowledge the farm buildings; including the farmhouse which has a large open structure, a lavish ‘hide’ from which to observe the vast swathes of birdlife, in particular rooks and red kites. The Precious Hours brings together new paintings and prints made both in the Rabley print studio and at the artists own South London studio.

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Exhibition Opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm

17 March - 28 April 2018

Exhibition at Rabley Gallery Wiltshire

Fred Gatley - Ceramics
above: Ceramic sculpture by Fred Gatley, Fragments 4, 2018, Limoges porcelain with Rabley inclusions, bronze cast base with copper and silver.
The Rabley Series

The Rabley Series responds to the landscape and environment of Home Farm, Minal. Set in the Wiltshire landscape time throws up times echoes including fragments from the Neolithic, Iron-age, Roman and the everyday chips of a contemporary working farm.

For over thirty years Fred Gatley has been carefully incorporating found materials within his pieces, many of these introduced into the clay bodies themselves. Sands, silts, muds, brick fragments, stones and rusting iron have all been used within my works, combined with drift woods and even waste copper scraps, all of these bringing to the work their own story and location.

Each piece is made, to achieve a delicate balance of form, scale, structure and texture; producing work that has an understated visual richness set against a feeling of quiet simplicity.

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