Bideford Black

SEAM
Commission / funded project (residency and exhibition). 2014-15

LUCE CHOULES Seam

Seam – a fieldwork

‘Bideford Black’ is a unique pigment found only in Bideford, Devon, UK. It is a carboniferous clay mineral that is associated with a tradition of mining for its deep, rich black qualities, including contemporary use as an artist’s material. This project studies the pigment’s location at Green Cliff, where the weather and mineral paints itself into and out of the cliff face, and geology is presented as a fragmented and ephemeral quality of place.

Summary:
Walking residency staying at a local guesthouse / group exhibition with publication / gallery and public programmes / countryside culture programme (trail walking) / working with museum volunteers and local community

Artists:
ATOI
Tabatha Andrews
Luce Choules
Corinne Felgate
Neville and Joan Gabie, with Ian Cook
Littlewhitehead
Lizzie Ridout
Sam Treadaway

Filmmaker:
Liberty Smith

Project partners:
Carolyn Black, Flow Contemporary Arts | Claire Gulliver, Independent Project Manager | Miranda Clark, Visual Arts Manager, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, UK | Warren Collum, Exhibitions and Collections Officer, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, UK | Emily Paine, Gallery/Tourist Information Administrator, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, and Torridge District Council, UK | Dr Ian Cook, Associate Professor of Geography, Head of Geographies of Creativity and Knowledge Research Group, University of Exeter, UK, and Founder of ‘Followthethings’ | Justin Seedhouse and Nicola Jackson, National Trust | Friends of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum.

Keywords:
Environmental Art, Cultural Tourism, Physical Geography, Geology, Survey, Fieldwork.

Funded by:
Arts Council England, Torridge District Council, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Friends of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum

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EXHIBITIONS INFO

Group show Bideford Black – The New Generation | 03.10.15 – 13.11.15
Tabatha Andrews, ATOI, Luce Choules, Corinne Felgate, Neville & Joan Gabie, Littlewhitehead, Lizzie Ridout, Sam Treadaway, and film-maker Liberty Smith.
Burton Art Gallery, Devon, UK, with Carolyn Black of Flow Contemporary Arts and Claire Gulliver.

Group show The Alternative Document | 13.02.16 – 11.03.16
Bartram O’Neill, David Brazier & Kelda Free, Hector Canonge, Rachel Cherry, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Tim Etchells, Chris Green & Katheryn Owen, Jordan McKenzie, Andy Pepper, and Louise K Wilson.
Project Space Plus, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, UK.
As part of The Alternative Document symposium and publication.

Group show (touring) Documents, Alternatives 1 | 17.11.17 – 16.12.17
Angela Bartram, Andrew Bracey, Brazier + Free, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Steve Dutton, Tim Etchells, Rochelle Haley, Morrad + McArthur, Andy Pepper, and Louise K. Wilson.
Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Touring exhibition curated by Angela Bartram

Group show (touring) Documents, Alternatives 2 | 18.01.18 – 24.02.18
Angela Bartram, Andrew Bracey, Brazier + Free, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Steve Dutton, Tim Etchells, Rochelle Haley, Morrad + McArthur, Andy Pepper, and Louise K. Wilson.
Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia
Touring exhibition curated by Angela Bartram

Group show (touring) Documents, Alternatives 3 | 20.04.18 – 11.05.18
Angela Bartram, Andrew Bracey, Brazier + Free, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Steve Dutton, Tim Etchells, Rochelle Haley, Morrad + McArthur, Andy Pepper, and Louise K. Wilson.
B-Side Gallery, Bath Spa University, UK
Touring exhibition curated by Angela Bartram