Exhibition featuring: Sara Dudman and Deiniol Williams
28th October 2020 – 10th January 2021
Sara Dudman – Painter
A persistent curiosity about physical and conceptual relationships with the environment, especially in remote or isolated locations, drives Sara’s work. Exploring the physical world is central to her practice, examining notions of ‘permanence and impermanence’ and ‘substance and essence’, including human and animal relationships with the environment.
Sara absorbs her subject through direct experiences and researched information, often using low-tech video footage as the source and starting point for reprocessing the subject through drawing and painting.
Sara is an artist with an affinity for wilderness, a concern for environment and a need for community. She exhibits extensively, leads collaborative, participatory and development projects and was elected an academician at the Royal West of England Academy of Art in 2016.
In contrast to the over-saturated, heightened, screen-based reality through which we increasingly experience our environment, Sara’s paintings and drawings reclaim the world as a personal encounter of depth and complexity. Painting for her is a necessarily ponderous activity. Her gestures and marks speak of authorship and authenticity. Her works present a re-enchantment with the world.
Deiniol Williams – Ceramics
Deiniol’s ceramic practice explores the dichotomy between rhythm and discord, balance and disorder. Bringing together raw and unrefined materials and incorporating them into the clay, he seeks to find the harmonious point between the rhythmic flow of the potter’s wheel and the disruptive and chaotic inclusions within the modified clay.