Unravelling Nymans

A few weeks ago I went along to the National Trust garden Nymans at Handcross to have a look at the new contemporary art exhibition showing there for the summer called Unravelling. This is the second exhibition Unravelling exhibition (the first was in 2012 at Preston Park house in Brighton and was fantastic!), and will be the first in a series of 3 Unravelling projects with the National Trust between 2012 and 2014. The exhibition is a series of Interventions by different artists who have worked with the property, it’s history and the objects and artefacts within it to create very contemporary artworks which have a direct link to some part of the history of the property. The work on display is imaginative and varied, but for me the the most interesting pieces are Caitlin Heffernan’s ‘Tree Boy’s’, Julian Walker’s ironic embroidery ‘As if…’, Sally Freshwater’s ‘Multiflora’ while Lauren Adams’ “Grand Tour Fan” with it’s images of Gatwick Airport sited in the grounds adds an amusing contrast to the work of the Trust in preserving the past. A must-see for 2012!Slingshot by Alec Stevens

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Artist, Sewist, sometime Cyclist and Arm Chair Activist
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