Tuesday 18 March
10.00am - 4.00pm
Dr. Spike Bucklow, Research Scientist at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge and Onya McCausland will burn ochre in the Garden. Visitors are welcome to watch as this takes place.
Turning Landscape into Colour investigates the origins of earth pigments - ochres - in the landscape and considers their significance as contemporary cultural materials. This project will explore the variations between different batches of colour collected from separate sites across the mid Pennines. Onya McCausland has invited researchers from different disciplines and institutions to contribute their specialist knowledge, insight and expertise to the project. McCausland will bring the collected earths to the Artists' Studio and begin processing the raw material, turning it into ochre pigment and finally paint.
This project has been programmed in response to themes within the current exhibitions of dance, landscape and transformation.