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Growing an Art Exhibition

The exhibition has three strands; growing sculpture, drawings and sculpture all relating to landscape, plants and trees.

The latest series of Charlie’s sculptures all use part of a tree as a starting point. Combining the materials of wood and lead takes the object away from the familiar. In Charlie’s words; “I am aiming at a point where the response to seeing the piece is not tree but something other - a suggestion of a machine perhaps."

Charlie’s striking monochrome drawings are not drawing for sculpture but a separate though connected activity. His current abstract drawings have been inspired by the structure of hedges, trees and ploughed fields in winter.

Charlie is known for his ambitious landscape projects such as the 2005 ‘Point of Resolution’ on the Southern Upland Way above Innerleithen in The Scottish Borders. Documentation of realised works alongside plans and models for future projects offer an insight into Charlie’s imagination and the skill he displays in taking his visions from drawing board to reality.

Also presented is the Southern Upland Way ‘LANDWORKS’ project, jointly developed by Steve Chettle and Charlie Poulsen.

An exhibition spokesperson said; “This exhibition offers something for lovers of all art forms and especially for those who feel in awe of our natural environment. Charlie gives us a unique insight into how an artist is inspired by nature, works with it and can even subtly change the landscape we look at to make us think in new ways.”

The exhibition runs until 25 June and admission is free.

The exhibition tour and associated events have been supported by funding from DGArts.