This summer, the first of an annual series of linked exhibitions with the overall title of The Brancaster Chronicles will take place in venues in Norfolk, Wiltshire and London, with each exhibition showing the work of two abstract artists. The exhibitions will focus upon making possible a live discussion of abstract art, and will be recorded, transcribed and published on abstractcritical, along with photographs of the work.
The artists taking part, and the dates around which the work can be seen are as follows:
Anne Smart, painter, and Anthony Smart, sculptor, will show their work around the end of July at their studios near King’s Lynn.
Hilde Skilton, painter, and Mark Skilton, sculptor, will show their work around the beginning of August at their studios near Bath.
Emyr Williams, painter, and John Bunker, painter, will show their work around the middle of September at a venue in London.
Fred Pollock, painter, and Robin Greenwood, sculptor, will show their work around the end of September at a venue in London.
Participation in the scheduled discussions themselves will be very limited, and will be comprised mainly of the artist themselves, in order to facilitate the recording of a focused dialogue. However, anyone interested will be able to arrange to see the work and talk with the artists on dates either side of the scheduled discussions. It is hoped that an ongoing discourse around the issues raised over the course of the four venues will be continued on abstractcritical, in which anyone will be able to participate.
If you wish to make arrangements to view any or all of these works around the above dates please contact Anne Smart <[email protected]> and you will then be put in touch directly with the relevant artists.
The necessarily small group of artists taking part in these exhibitions this year are attempting to address new issues of abstract art in the presence of actual painting and sculpture. If you are an artist interested in participating in the future, perhaps next year, please contact Anne Smart.