30 September 2018

The weather is beginning to cool down now after such a cracking summer. It was well worth doing the Burghley House Sculpture Trail again because so much had changed since our prevous visit two...

DSC02461Went to see an exhibition called 'Future Returns' by Dan Rawlings at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe. Not been to Scunthorpe before. I got the impression the town centre may have suffered several visits from the Luftwaffe - rather gappy.

The arts centre is in the very impressive St John's church. Built in 1891, the last service was performed in 1984, after which the church lay derelict for 16 years before restoration work began.

We also loved another sculpture installation in the vestry - 'Ghost Horses and Guns ' by Melanie Tomlinson.

Click the Read More for an image gallery. You can read more about the church and the exhibition here.

 

Here's a snippet:

"In one of our most ambitious exhibitions to date, sculptor Dan Rawlings presents a powerful installation that explores our exploitation of nature’s resources and nature’s ability to respond. It invites us to examine our own part in commercialisation and its impact on our natural environment.

Future Returns transports us to a future of industrial relics in a state of decomposition. It imagines a time when flora has reclaimed the artefacts of our intervention in the environment, forming monuments that honour transformation, hope and the inevitability of change."

 

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