Well Trodden Wrong Ways, a new exhibition exploring East Devon’s Jurassic Coast, will open at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, in September.
Through sculpture, film, photography and drawing, artist Jo Lathwood and photographer Paul Blakemore have collaborated to create a new body of work which explores our relationship to this special place.
The Jurassic coast is 95 miles of evidence of 185 million years of the earth’s history. Its path is trodden by 22 million visitors each year.
For this new exhibition, Jo Lathwood has ‘coded’ the landscape in a series of drawings. Visitors will be able to decipher hidden messages inspired by East Devon’s historical figures.
Paul Blakemore has captured the life and landscape of the Jurassic Coast through a series walks, documenting, often like a diarist might, a note, a thought or idea in film and photography.
Well Trodden Wrong Ways will culminate with a special harvest event and feast on Saturday, October 5.
Ruth Gooding, the gallery’s curator and manager, explains: “This is such an exciting project for the Thelma Hulbert Gallery and East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The artists have discovered some fascinating stories about our local area and presented a new body work which inspires you to read the land like a book and record your own observations.”
Well Trodden Wrong Ways runs from September 14 to October 26 and will be open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.
A private view of the exhibition will take place on its first day.
Further information about associated events, including the feast, is available from the gallery’s website.