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Underhill Artists at Work

A final fantastic third day at Underhill Farm. The weather came up trumps – sunshine all day long! The farm was a real hive of activity, with more and more visitors turning up every fifteen minutes. Kerry and Emily did sterling work at the cafe, keeping us all supplied with tea, cake and sandwiches – giving us all no excuse not to keep busy! Clay, wood, paint, wool – activities kept everyone busy in every corner of the farm. And out in the Quarry Field, Wilf and Paul continued to build amazing things…:

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Thanks to Steve and Irene for hosting a great three days, and for everyone that helped make this a fantastic weekend. See you same place, same time, next year!

Bank Holiday Art & Craft Fair!

poster_3_smNext weekend is the Underhill Farm Art & Craft Fair, at Underhill Farm in Pant, nr. Llanymynech. We’ve got a great group of artists, who are not just exhibiting – but demonstrating and running activities as well! It’s going to be a great weekend, with the chance to see new works by Gill Crozier, Jim Heath, Jude Greaves, and Tony Roberts, among others.

It’s also a chance to work alongside people like Wilf Thust, Dorothy Harrison, Diana Baur in a series of workshops and family art activities running all through the weekend. Plus there will be craft workshops and demonstrations, music, a cafe and more!

So, looking for somewhere to take the grandkids this weekend? Want to get out and watch local artists and crafters exploring this hidden corner of the Borderlands? Head down to Underhill Farm for a great three days!

Here are directions to Underhill Farm, plus a map. Postcode reference for sat.nav. is: SY10 9RB.

Woodline Timeline

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“Woodline” – Wilf Thust, 2012/2013. Click to open video in a new window.

How does our work change and our understanding of it adapt as its context changes? Great video on YouTube sent to us from Wilf Thust showing his work “Woodline”.

We often talk about our work “responding to” place or season – here, Wilf’s work has no choice but to “respond to” the snow which blanketed roads, houses, fields and – yes, even art – before Easter. Under the snow, “Woodline” becomes not just a work embedded in the landscape, but embedded in time – caught in the layers of snow built up over the course of the storm.

“Woodline” will be installed at Underhill Farm over the course of our May Bank Holiday Underhill Farm Art & Wild Craft Fair.

Woodline at Underhill Farm

Wilf Thust has been working on ideas for exhibiting and teaching at Underhill Farm as part of the Underhill Farm Art and Wild Craft Fair in May. He’s just sent us the following:

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I offer to work with branches,
you might say with tree structures or with sticks
or simply with lines.
This involves drawing and planning but more so the working and thinking in
three dimensions.
The outcome is very open and unforeseeable.
I will exhibit parts of my WOODLINE as shown in the photos of the border of
our garden. This only acts as an inspiration.

Wilf is going to try and make our Sketching Day out in Llanymynech on March 17th

Getting ready for Underhill

Winding tower, Llanymynech Quarry (colour study) - John S., 2012

Winding tower, Llanymynech Quarry (colour study) – John S., 2012

Underhill Art and Craft Weekend

Underhill Farm, Pant nr. Llanymynech

May 4, 5, 6

Here’s another date for your diary: Inside Out is helping put on an art and craft weekend at Underhill Farm, by Llanymynech Rocks in Pant on the first bank holiday in May.

There will be an indoor and outdoor exhibition, and opportunities for artists to run demonstrations, activities and half-day courses over the weekend. The weekend should feel like a combination of our original “Inside Out” outdoor exhibitions in Llanarmon in 2008 and 2009, and the National Libraries Day event we did in Oswestry Library a fortnight ago.

There are about eight of us already on board, already working on projects based on or inspired by the farm and its surroundings. Gill Crozier has been painting in the quarry, John Swogger’s been drawing a lot of the industrial features in the quarry and planning some half-day heritage drawing courses, Wilf Thust is doing something exciting and mysterious involving tree branches, white paint and ultraviolet lights, Dorothy Harrison has been eyeing the large pile of clay at the farm and thinking about fired earth and landscape, Jude Greaves and Tony Roberts are going to hopefully do some stone carving and glass demonstrations over the weekend, and Steve Evison and his permaculture crew are going to be doing interesting things mixing together sustainability and art.

Over the next two months we’ll be posting more about what individual artists are doing, as well as posting more detail about how the weekend is shaping up.

If you’re interested in getting involved, then start talking to me as soon as possible! We’ll need to start fixing demonstration and exhibition space around the farm sooner rather than later. Come along to the notebook meeting on Wed., March 6th at The Willow Gallery at 2pm when we’ll be talking a bit about how the weekend is shaping up.

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