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Mike Perry Land / Sea (THG)

20 May 2021 to 14 August 2021

Land/Sea (Tir/Môr) is a major solo exhibition by Wales-based photographic artist Mike Perry spearheading East Devon’s new Climate campaign - Climate Conversations

This exhibition brings together two recent bodies of  work: Wet Deserts and Mor PlastigWet Deserts focuses on mundane and typically overlooked locations in Britain, often in places referred to as areas of natural beauty, our national parks, but where there is clear evidence of man’s impact. Môr Plastig (Welsh for ‘plastic sea’), an ongoing body of work that classifies objects washed up by the sea into groupings - Bottles, Shoes, Grids, captures the intriguing surface detail by using a high-resolution camera. 

Môr Plastig work was included in The Black and White Room at The Royal Academy of Arts, curated by artist Cornelia Parker. Mike Perry has also exhibited at the Venice Biennale and in 2015, received a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales. 

Perry's work engages with significant and pressing environmental issues, in particular the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment, and the fragility of the planet’s ecosystems (be that marine or land). .

Curated by Mike Perry and Thelma Hulbert Gallery, adapted from Ffotogallery/Touring exhibition Land/ Sea originated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery and Ben Borthwick. Delivered in partnership with LED. Supported by Arts Council England and East Devon District Council Climate Emergency Fund.

Sound pieceMike talks about his work, the Welsh landscape, and the complex issues which surround it, against a backdrop of sound collected and performed in the environment by composer Matthew Lovett.  

Multi site exhibition:

  • Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX (Thursday - Saturday, 10 - 5)
  • Ocean, Queens Drive, Exmouth  EX8 2AY oceanexmouth.co.uk (Monday - Sunday, 10 - 5)

Part of Climate Conversations. For details of coordinating talks, lectures and art activities, please visit What's On.

Burnt Fertilizer Bags, (Red, White and Blue), 2019

Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 58 x 51cm
Mike Perry

 

 

 

Burnt Fertilizer Bags, Red White and Blue (c) Mike Perry

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Mike Perry Land / Sea (Ocean, Exmouth)

8 June 2021 to 14 August 2021

Land/Sea (Tir/Môr) is a major solo exhibition by Wales-based artist Mike Perry spearheading East Devon’s new Climate campaign - Climate Conversations. This display is part of a larger exhibition at THG in Honiton, which features 20 works from two ongoing series - Wet Deserts and Môr Plastig.

Mike Perry focuses our attention on the growing environmental crisis at home, probing questions about our activity and inactivity. The works spark conversation bringing contemporary environmental issues to our attention, not in a campaigning emotionally charged way, but through analytical examination and poetic reflection, pulling us into a very personal contemplation.

The selection in Exmouth includes two large bodies of work from the Môr Plastig series (Welsh for ‘plastic sea’), Soft Drinks Bottles Grid x 15, Pembrokeshire, Wales 2012 and Flip flops & Shoes x 28 2012-17. Over a 5 year period Perry collected and forensically photographed plastic objects such as bottles, shoes and packaging washed up on the beaches of West Wales, inviting us to consider the pollution of our beaches, the impact of consumerism and what we might be leaving for future generations.

The exhibition is launching on World Ocean Day to highlight highlighting degradation of ecosystems on land and in our oceans.

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8 June - 1 August: Ocean, Queens Drive, Exmouth  EX8 2AY oceanexmouth.co.uk

20 May - 14 August: Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX

Curated by Mike Perry and Thelma Hulbert Gallery, adapted from Ffotogallery/Touring exhibition Land/ Sea originated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery and Ben Borthwick. Delivered in  partnership with LED. Supported by Arts Council England and East Devon District Council Climate Emergency Fund.

Image- Soft Drinks Bottles Grid x 15, Môr Plastig, Pembrokeshire, Wales 2012, Archival digital prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper,  280 cms x 192 cms © Mike Perry

Creative Cabin Events

  • Creative Cabin art activities

    1 June 2021 to 31 August 2021

    Join us in our travelling Creative Cabin for art activities, talks and more this summer. Coming to a neighbourhood near you! Watch this space for events and times.

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    24 June 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin at THG. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...

  • Mike Perry in conversation

    1 July 2021

    Join us for an insightful conversation with exhibiting artist, Mike Perry, and guest speaker Ben Borthwick. They will be reflecting on the themes in Perry's current exhibition: Mike Perry Land/Sea....

  • Art Dayz - The Lost Art of Seaweed Pressing (morning)

    3 July 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. 11am – 1.30pm OR (there is another session 2 – 4.30pm) £...

  • Art Dayz - The Lost Art of Seaweed Pressing (afternoon)

    3 July 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with artist Anna Fitzgerald. 2 - 4.30pm (there is another session 11 – 1.30pm) £10* per...

  • Climate Conversation - Sidmouth

    18 July 2021

    THG and Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub co-host the first in a series of Climate Conversations. Climate Conversations brings together local activists and project groups, with academics and artists...

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    24 July 2021

    Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald has invited sand artist Paul Burton and storyteller Jaz Brown for a family friendly art activity creating a labyrinth in the sand. Sand artist Paul Burton will give an...

  • Creative Sessions for Under 5's

    29 July 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions are play-based and...

  • Art Dayz - Sand Body Casting

    14 August 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love, Exmouth for a family friendly art activity with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. Cast your hands and feet by imprinting them in damp sand, using Plaster of Paris. Then create...

  • Creative Sessions for Under 5's

    26 August 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions...

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    30 September 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...