The SHED at Haltwhistle




at the Whistle Art Stop in Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0AX

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Rebecca Travis

Rebecca Travis

Unchartered waters is a series of ink drawings made in response to a research trip to Iceland.  Created by allowing ice cubes containing ink to melt into the page, this metamorphic process of image making responds directly to the glacial landscapes and mineral pools documented of the transformative Icelandic landscape.  The use of sample paper as a support goes back to a long-term interest in paper and its various properties, and connects to an investigation of how we read an image.  The inclusion of an ambiguous label lends these abstract drawings a diagrammatic air, granting them the potential to be interpreted geographically as lakes and lagoons. 
The play of light upon landscape has long been a preoccupation of artists. In Hinterland, the educational apparatus of an OHP becomes both a light box and projector tool to support an ethereal image made from layered photo documentation of the twin 'Blesi' geothermal pools - scalding hot despite their cool tones created by mineral deposits.  Through a multitude of overlapping and reconfiguring of the transparencies, a strange ‘between’ space is created.  To look down upon the OHP light box allows for an earthly, geological view, but as a projection the collage takes on a more celestial appearance.

The SHED is part of the Whistle Art Stop in Haltwhistle and is an exhibition and project space dedicated to showcasing the work of new and emerging artists from across the North East of England.

Find us in the centre of Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0AX opposite Barclays Bank where we have free parking available. Click here for map.

Twhistle CIC t/a Whistle Art Stop- a community interest company registered in England no. 07769196.