June 2021

Ground Works will be welcoming a host of national and international artists, writers and poets whose inspiration and concern is for our landscape and environment. The series of exhibitions and events aim to observe and view our collective response to our changing landscapes, how we react to our exterior spaces and the impact of change to our environment. Through engagement with various art media, practises and approaches, we wish to encourage discussion and observation between artists and the public.

COVID-19 update
As you’ll have guessed, our plans for exhibiting during 2020 met with the virus coming the other way.
As the time of writing, the Government is now intending to ease restrictions. We once again intend to bring Ground Works and Landlinks to Nailsworth and other venues in Stroud. Our main focus will be exhibiting works in the wonderful new Three Storeys Centre (https://www.threestoreys.co.uk). Our outline programme will include talks by artists, poets and writers as well as walks with artists and workshops.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be hosted by new Three Storeys in Nailsworth
Our dates are from 17th – 27th June
Opening times 10 – 4

The exhibition will feature Earthbound with new works by Artist/papermaker Jane Ponsford and ceramicist/curator Kim Norton. Their unique collaboration which took place over several months, was interrupted by the restrictions imposed by the Pandemic, but resulted in unexpected responses to their local landscapes.
Earthbound’s exchanges, the studies and resulting objects, artefacts and pieces represent an artistic conversation about ‘Earth’, with each exchange signifying the contributor’s counterpoint and response to the previous statement. In the end, the conversation becomes the Earth and vice versa.

Our planned Landlinks, synchronised walk event went ahead on Sunday 22nd March 2020. The walk itself attracted artist/contributors from Europe, America and Australia and is the basis of the Landlinks exhibition. There are further details about the walk and the background ethos that underpins it on our Landlinks pages.
Following the obvious uncertainty about the future of the project, we’ve now started to add gallery pages to our website that will enable viewers to explore a digital exhibition of some of the work produced.  

You can download our Landlinks project brief for artists here •

More News
We’re pleased that our artist/colleagues Kim Norton, was chosen as ‘Artist of the Month’ at art.earth earlier in the year
Read her interview here:

art.earth celebrates and supports artists who look outward and is seen as a space for thought, for making, for collaboration and for conversation.