A capsule exhibition that explores the richness of space imagery. By visual artists Ione Parkin, Alision Lochhead and Gillian McFarland as a response to dialogue with planetary geophysicists and astronomers from institutions including the Instiute of Astronomy.
Planetary Surface Printmaking in response to Ione Parkin's Work
Ione has been fascinated by ideas about the early formation of the universe, the intensity of supernovae and the forces of destruction and creation. Her work shows the beauty of astronomical entities produced by such violent and extreme reactions. This workshop will explore ideas around planetary surfaces and the processes involved in creating those surfaces. Using raw pigments, powdered copper and other materials we will respond to those surfaces and create textural prints imagining undiscovered planets.
Revolving Planets- Drawing in response to Gillian McFarland's Work
Gillian works with impacts on paper plotting the motion and travel of Planets to create beautifully intricate and tactile map images on paper. This workshop will explore orbiting and rotation of planets as they revolve and spin around each other.