Heartlands, Down Stairs Gallery, Great Brampton House, Herefordshire

27th May – 31st July 2011

Craig Barnes, Derek Curtis, Craig Patrick Edwards, Dimitri Galitzine, John Goto, Stephen Harwood, Guy Heyden, Alana Lake, Simon Roberts, Susan Stockwell, Lex Thomas, John Timberlake, Stephen Walter.

Curated by Craig Patrick Edwards & Derek Curtis.

Heartlands was the first exhibition at Down Stairs, a new contemporary art gallery for Herefordshire located in the Regency manor house, Great Brampton House. Heartlands brought together fourteen artists united by their interest in the countryside and its relationship to British national identity. Taking the landscape tradition and turning it on its head the exhibition was a bold attempt to reinstate ‘the landscape’ as a primary concern of contemporary practice. In this attempt my co curator, Derek Curtis, and I drew on a group of emerging artists in the field, placing their works in context and dialogue with that of their more established counterparts.

Heartlands Welcome Signage
Heartlands Welcome Signage
John Goto, ‘Eco Warriors, High Summer I’, Micro Piezo Print on Rag Paper, 61.5 x 92.5 cm, 2001
Nationality & Physicality
Simon Roberts & Daniel Kelly, Various Works
John Timberlake, Craig Barnes & Susan Stockwell, Various Works
John Timberlake, Craig Barnes & Susan Stockwell, Various Works
Susan Stockwell & John Goto, Various Works
Simon Roberts, ‘We English’, Fuji Crystal Archive Paper, Various Dimensions, 2009
John Goto & Simon Roberts, Various Works
John Goto, ‘High Summer’, Micro Piezo Print on Rag Paper, Various Dimensions, 2000/2001
Simon Roberts, ‘We English’, Fuji Crystal Archive Paper, Various Dimensions, 2009
Susan Stockwell & John Goto, Various Works
Susan Stockwell & Craig Barnes, Various Works
Susan Stockwell & John Goto, Various Works
Susan Stockwell, John Goto, Simon Roberts & Daniel Kelly, Various Works
Susan Stockwell, John Timberlake & Daniel Kelly, Various Works
Susan Stockwell, John Goto & Simon Roberts, Various Works
Craig Barnes, ‘Dorset in Colour’, Drawings on Found Images, 2010
John Timberlake & Craig Barnes, Various Works
Daniel Kelly & John Timberlake, Various Works
Art History
Lex Thomas, Various Works
Lex Thomas, Various Works
Stephen Walter & Lex Thomas, Various Works
Stephen Walter, Various Works
Publications for Sale
The Landscape Garden
Guy Heyden, Derek Curtis & Alana Lake, Various Works
Alana Lake, ‘Outer Spaces & Other Places’, C-Types, 26 x 29 cm, 2004
Guy Heyden ‘Design By Nature’, Inkjet Prints, 25 x 20 cm, 2011
Alana Lake & Derek Curtis, Various Works
Guy Heyden & Derek Curtis, Various Works
Derek Curtis, Alana Lake & John Goto, Various Works
Guy Heyden & Derek Curtis, Various Works
Left: Derek Curtis, ‘Smokey & The Bandit’, Gloss Paint on Aluminium, 200 x 125 cm & Alana Lake ‘Outer Spaces & Other Places’, C-Type, 2004
Derek Curtis, Alana Lake & John Goto, Various Works
Guy Heyden, Alana Lake & John Goto, Various Works
The Hunt
Derek Curtis, Dmitri Galitzine & Craig Patrick Edwards, Various Works
Derek Curtis & Dmitri Galitzine, Various Works
Derek Curtis, Various Works
Derek Curtis, Various Works
Front: Derek Curtis & Craig Patrick Edwards, Various Works
Derek Curtis, & John Goto, Various Works
Derek Curtis & John Goto, Various Works
Derek Curtis, Various Works
Derek Curtis, ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, Gloss Paint on Aluminium, 200 x 125 cm, 2008
The Figure in the Landscape
Left: Craig Patrick Edwards, ‘metro/land’, C-Types, 51 x 51 cm, 2011
Stephen Harwood & Craig Patrick Edwards, Various Works
Stephen Harwood & Craig Patrick Edwards, Various Works
Stephen Harwood & Derek Curtis, Various Works
Stephen Harwood & Derek Curis, Various Works
Still from Stephen Harwood’s ‘Heartland’, DVD, Approx 2 Mins, 2010
Still from Stephen Harwood’s ‘Heartland’, DVD, Approx 2 Mins, 2010
Still from Stephen Harwood’s ‘Heartland’, DVD, Approx 2 Mins, 2010
Still from Stephen Harwood’s ‘Heartland’, DVD, Approx 2 Mins, 2010