Drop in to The Arches and speak to a member of the Fermynwoods team for an insight into Justin Carter’s Blood from Stone – an extensive art exhibition and research project into the regional relationship between Oak and Ore.
Justin built on extensive research of Rockingham Forest during his time as Artist in Residence at the end of 2018, focusing on the intersection of the natural and industrial in the area’s history. This led to the creation of iron gall ink, made from foraged wasp galls and rust scraped from disused mining equipment. He then used this ink to create the inkblot prints on display in the exhibition.
In addition to discussing the exhibition and background with a member of Fermynwoods, visitors will be able to watch a recording of Justin’s talk with Susannah O’Riordan, the Roots of Rockingham Project Officer for the Back from the Brink project, led by Butterfly Conservation.
The Arches Insights
Saturday, 23 February
10am – 4pm
Parking fees apply
Justin is the second of four residencies at Fineshade Wood from 2018 to 2020 as part of The Forest Is The Museum. This programme will situate itself in the surrounding environment as well as The Arches, a project space and artist studio renovated by the Forestry Commission to celebrate their 100th anniversary and Fermynwoods Contemporary Art’s 20th.
The four residencies include artists Edwina fitzPatrick, Justin Carter, Owl Project, plus Abigail Lane and Lala Meredith-Vula.