An innovative project is set to take centre stage at a local art gallery as a prize-winning artist prepares to depict some of Cheshire’s most unique liminal landscapes.
This new work is a commissioned residency as part of the extended Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, created by the winner of last year’s open exhibition, artist Tracy Hill.
Haecceity, is born out of a fascinating process that uses state-of-the-art mapping technology to explore the geological and ecological identity of a place.
Over the past few months Tracy has been exploring Cadishead, Little Woolden, Risley Moss, and Delamere mosslands, uncovering their history and ecological make-up to offer a re-imagined understanding of these unique spaces.
Tracy records information from these distinctive landscapes using a laser scanner, and applies the data from 360 degree scans to create her eye-catching images.
Contrary to popular belief, wetlands offer a geological and archaeological heritage dating back thousands of years, whilst at the same time offering solutions to many future ecological and environmental challenges.
Using a multi-sensory approach, Tracy aims to illustrate these locations in a truly unique way, by paying homage to the history of the place, capturing its present state and imagining its future, to arrive at a complete understanding and appreciation of these beautiful wetland spaces.
In addition to being able to view these spectacular pieces at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, visitors will actually have a rare opportunity to track the creation of the work, as Tracy will create a unique site specific drawing, working directly on the walls of the gallery during a short residency period.
Visitors can also enjoy a multi-sensory experience, thanks to a series of interactive drawings that will trigger sound recordings collected from Risley Moss, adding to the overall experience.
Haecceity will be at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery from Saturday 10 March to Saturday 16 June 2018.
For more information, head to www.warringtonmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/event/zeitgeist/ or contact Warrington Museum & Art Gallery on 01925 442399.
Exhibition title: Haecceity
Dates: Saturday 10 March to Saturday 16 June 2018
Times: All Day
Location: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Street, Warrington, WA1 1JB