Meet the artists: Environments Exhibition 2019, week three

Rural , urban and inner landscapes all feature in our latest round-up of artworks to be featured in Outside In’s 2019 national exhibition ‘Environments‘.

This week we are looking at the work of:

Drew Fox
Elinor Rowlands
Ellen Prebble
Emily Beza
Emma Watson
Fae Kilburn
John Finn
Heather Hill
and Hisba Brimah

Views from without and from within, urban, rural and magical, all feature in our latest round-up of work to be featured in Outside In’s forthcoming Environments national exhibition, taking in a variety of mediums. The beauty of the natural world is depicted in works including Drew Fox’s ‘View from a Train’, Ellen Prebble’s ‘Glen Affric’ and Fae Kilburn’s ‘ Stormy Night Over Katy’s Cove’ inspired by a tempestuous night in St Andrew’s, Brunswick. ‘Autumn Walk’ is by Emma Watson, who develops work at home as well as with a community art project and comments: “It always makes me happy when people say nice things about my pictures.”

Artist Elinor Rowlands draws parallels between the crisis of the planet and her own feelings about her autism, which she experiences as a separate entity to herself, in ‘Mother Earth Kneeling at the Alter of a Burnt Tree, Cradling Her Baby’. EJD’s beautiful embroidered piece blurs internal and external worlds with magic realism and John Finn’s ‘Frog-Spawns’ is inspired by a childhood memory and the fact that everything in nature is related: “Frog Spawns relies on water to live. No water no frogs.”

More urban concerns inform the works of Hisba Brima, who reveals inspiration from cities and architecture and especially the grid system of New York which led to the work ‘Times Square’ and in Emily Beza’s work ‘Dynamic Linearity’, she explores the contrast of structure, speed and pace in urban spaces, and is inspired by Peter Ackroyd’s writings about London. Finally, photographer Heather Hill takes us towards a thrilling rollercoaster ride in her untitled piece. She comments that she purchased a good camera and, in manic episodes of bipolar, “thought I would be the next David Bailey!” She attended a short course to learn more about her camera. ” I now love my photography,” she says. “It has helped my mental health and physical health.”

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