Project Description

A day of exploration and art making using found pigments and materials from the landscape

Saturday 5th March 2022, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £50/£40 concessions
Book via Eventbrite
(concessions only available from the gallery shop)

Artist Sara Dudman invites you to join her for a day of exploration and art making using found pigments and materials from the landscape. Participants will have the opportunity to work in the landscape as well as in the Burton to discover natural colours, experimental mark making and the history, industries and ecologies of the river mud.

Connect to the earth, unlock your creative spirit and get seriously messy with mud!

Spend a day with artist Sara Dudman, collecting and using mud from the Torridge estuary to make into paint. Explore the unique properties of mud-paints, creating artworks individually and collaboratively which tell their own visual stories of all of our relationships to this muddy estuary, today, yesterday and into the future.

Drawing on the heritage, traditions, importance and potential of mud and clay along the coast, the artworks and activities during this day will also consider the future geology and rocks which will be formed from today’s mud.

Walking to and from the riverside, conversations will emerge to become the starting points for unique, personal visual and written responses to the mudflats.

Torridge Estuary mud collected on the day will be supplemented with Bideford Black and White China Ball Clay, also found naturally in the ground in North Devon, to provide a range of colours and tones to paint with.

This participatory residency day aims to engender deeper connections with ourselves as artists, the North Devon natural environment and our future relationships with clay and mud.

Suitable for all ages.

Please note that unfortunately concessionary tickets can only be purchased directly from the gallery shop or over the phone by calling 01237 471455