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Exhibition: Springlines by Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis and Clare Best

Exhibition: Springlines by Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis and Clare Best

Starts: April 20 - 10:00am
Ends: June 10 - 5:00pm

Springlines is a collaborative project between poet Clare Best and painter Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis, exploring hidden and mysterious bodies of water across the south of England. For several years Clare and Mary Anne have been working from nature, from memory and imagination and in response to one another’s creativity. Together they have made a body of work that tells the story of the complex and fragile relationship between human life and groundwater. The exhibition features paintings by Mary Anne and poetry by Clare based on their explorations in Sussex, Kent and the New Forest as well as relevant items from the museum’s local collections.

The exhibition has already provoked this response: “I have just visited the gallery for the first time and found it a beautiful place with very thoughtful displays. I should particularly like to say how much I loved the Springlines Exhibition, to the extent that it stirred quite and emotional reaction in me, in fact, making me cry, I must admit. Not normal for me at an exhibition! Please pass on my thanks to Mary Anne and Clare.” Alison, Friday April 20, 2018.

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