Fred Gatley exhibits in 'TRACE, Artists in search of a landscape'

The landscape we inhabit has been formed through intervention; man's alterations and nature's adjustments. TRACE will show the work of five artists who work landscape.
Date: 7 November 2014

The landscape we inhabit has been formed through intervention; man's alterations and nature's adjustments. TRACE will show the work of five artists who work in, from and around landscape. 

When we venture outside into the environment we find ourselves documenting changes. We record the now. We draw on times past. The five artists exhibiting in TRACE document and interpret landscape as it shifts and changes. From the eroded coastline of Yorkshire to the changing rural landscape of Wiltshire and the meanderings of the River Thames.

Fred says:

'For this exhibition I have created two sets of work, a series of polished bone-china and terracotta bowls, displayed variously on bog-oak and ceramic bases and alongside these my Refuge series.

The bone china and terracotta bowls all contain fragments, introduced to the clay before making commenced, which have been found in Deptford Creek. These include tiny particles of iron oxide (rust), crushed crumbs of bricks, tiles and china shards, their bases too are laced with these elements or they may be made from timbers and metals found in the river. Alongside these the Refuge bowls all contain tiny fragments of crushed brick and concrete taken from the foundations of an old Anderson air-raid shelter discovered beneath old garden sheds in our back-garden. These too are displayed on bases made from found materials.

Within my work I am always trying to achieve a balance, carefully considering proportion, surface and scale, apparent accidents are anything but; I am constantly striving to produce work that has an understated visual richness set against a feeling of quiet simplicity, paring away the non-essential, less is more.'

News details

Location: Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside Deptford, London SE8 4SA
Date: 6th - 16th November 2014
Website: APT Studios
Artists Website: fredgatley.co.uk

Recent news from The Cass

Acclaimed actor and writer delivers insightful talk to Cass students

The acclaimed actor and writer, Richard Katz, visits Cass Theatre Arts students to discuss his experience of working in the performing arts industry.

Cass Christmas Cracker 2017

Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm

The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.

Musarc Winter Konzert

Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.

Window Wanderland

Cass students transform library windows into exhibition space for Aldgate community arts event

Flashticine!

Foundation students at The Cass exhibit over 2000 sculptures in pop-up plasticine exhibition

London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican

The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.

London Met alumna to become Lorelei Press’s newest author

Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.

Cass graduate wins prestigious curtain design competition

Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.

Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.

Big Blanket for Crisis

London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.

Poetry, Prose and Stories to tell

An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.

Collaboration between The Cass and Comune di Belmonte Calabro, Italy

Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.

The Cass to host multimedia and live performance event

The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.

Architecture students present their work to the Mayor of Leicester

Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.

Applied Technology in Architecture and the Fulham Scouts

A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.