Inspired by the work of Richard Long, Cornelia Parker and Andy Goldsworthy, this exhibition of constructed objects from The Whitaker Yard brings a slice of the outside in.
Campbell has spent several months working on the developing garden behind The Whitaker, reusing and transforming found objects into sculpture and site-specific installation. He will take these objects, mostly constructed from stone and embellished with copper and re present them in the gallery setting.
Campbell seeks to explore the value of space, materials and offer a contrast between the heavy, earthy materials, literally dragged out of the soil, and the pristine white gallery space.
The work will attempt to explore pattern in environmental chaos, from starling murmuration to glistening slug trail, weather charts to woodlouse.
With a combination of damp moss, oil paint, copper, cold stone and warm light, Campbell’s sculpture will reflect light and fill the gallery with weight and kinetic balance.
The positioning of Gallery One is no random accident, the whole of The Whitaker building is placed on the hillside to capture the sun and shelter from the rain. This installation will give a nod to the Victorian architects that put us here- right here, from within our shell.
Thursday 27th July 2023
– Sunday 24th September 2023
Paddy Campbell came to live in Rossendale in 2015 and spent years painting the hills of the East Pennines. He has developed his skills and attracted a lot of interest in his work and secured exhibitions at many local and national galleries.
Developing from rural woodsman to fine artist, from chair maker to painter is an important transition, it offers Paddy Campbell a real sense of the commercial and social worth of creative output.
He previously worked on the island of Alderney, capturing the bright white reflected light and images of the sea that surround the island. In southern Africa, he developed an appreciation of the sky which influenced his practice there. His work is held in many private collections worldwide
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