New exhibitions at Flowerfield Arts Centre explore the impact of the pandemic and environmental issues

New exhibitions at Flowerfield Arts Centre explore the impact of the pandemic and environmental issues

The impact of COVID-19 and the current environmental crisis are the themes of two new exhibitions opening at Flowerfield Arts Centre this month.

In her exhibition ‘The Warp and the Weft’, Cushendun-based artist Katy English explores the fragile threads which hold our world together.

Through a series of large-scale atmospheric drawings, the artist reflects on the sense of loss of control and isolation felt by many during the pandemic as well as capturing the sense of fragility of the natural world.

Susan Mannion’s exhibition ‘Beyond Darkness’ includes a large enamel work depicting a figure contained in a small space whilst reaching towards the external environment for solace and consolation. Like Katy, Susan is influenced by landscape and patterns in nature, distilling a sense of place, time and memory.

Both artists have exhibited widely and their work is held in international collections.

‘The Warp and the Weft’ and ‘Beyond Darkness’ are open to the public from Saturday 18th September and will continue until Saturday 30th October.

Alongside both exhibitions there will be a series of accompanying creative learning activities for both children and adults.

Please visit www.flowerfield.org for further details.

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