Their Colours and Their Forms

Their Colours and Their Forms

Their Colours and Their Forms
Artists' Response to Wordsworth
2 February 2013 to 10 March 2013

Their Colours and their Forms: Artists' Response to Wordsworth was an exhibition of new work by artists, composers and creative writers responding imaginatively to Wordsworth’s life and poetry and the manuscripts of William and Dorothy Wordsworth displayed in the Museum.  For more details click more information and scroll down below the images. Included below are images of the work I showed in this exhibition below. 

Their Colours and their Forms: Artists' Response to Wordsworth

 

Dove Cottage: The Wordsworth Museum

 

In April 2012, I delivered a paper (with my colleague, Brian Thompson) at the international conference 'Words on the Page' held at the Wordsworth Trust (for a copy and precis of this paper see the link on the right hand side of this page). This led to a discussion with the Curator of Dove Cottage, Jeff Cowton, who suggested an exhibition based around the ideas we had outlined in our paper. Further discussions with John Strachan resulted in the exhibition, Their Colours and their Forms.

 

Their Colours and their Forms was curated by myself.  It was exhibition of new work by artists, composers and creative writers responding imaginatively to Wordsworth’s life and poetry and the manuscripts of William and Dorothy Wordsworth displayed in the Museum. It featured fine art by Tim Brennan, Manny Ling, Brian Thompson and myself, poets David HarsentJohn Strachan and Tony Williams, and sound recordist and musicians Robert Strachan and Sam Wiehl .

 

The exhibition was brought together by the curators with the support and assistance of Jeff Cowton and his colleagues at the Wordsworth Trust and in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Creative Industries at Bath Spa University and W.A.L.K. (Walking, Art, Landskip and Knowledge) at the University of Sunderland. The curators are grateful also for the financial sponsorship of the universities of Bath Spa, Northumbria and Sunderland.

 

A catalogue of Their Colours and their Forms by Carol McKay and John Strachan has been published by Art Editions North and the Wordsworth Trust and is available at £9.95. 

Their Colours and their Forms: Artists' Response to Wordsworth

 

Dove Cottage: The Wordsworth Museum

 

In April 2012, I delivered a paper (with my colleague, Brian Thompson) at the international conference 'Words on the Page' held at the Wordsworth Trust (for a copy and precis of this paper see the link on the right hand side of this page). This led to a discussion with the Curator of Dove Cottage, Jeff Cowton, who suggested an exhibition based around the ideas we had outlined in our paper. Further discussions with John Strachan resulted in the exhibition, Their Colours and their Forms.

 

Their Colours and their Forms was curated by myself.  It was exhibition of new work by artists, composers and creative writers responding imaginatively to Wordsworth’s life and poetry and the manuscripts of William and Dorothy Wordsworth displayed in the Museum. It featured fine art by Tim Brennan, Manny Ling, Brian Thompson and myself, poets David HarsentJohn Strachan and Tony Williams, and sound recordist and musicians Robert Strachan and Sam Wiehl .

 

The exhibition was brought together by the curators with the support and assistance of Jeff Cowton and his colleagues at the Wordsworth Trust and in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Creative Industries at Bath Spa University and W.A.L.K. (Walking, Art, Landskip and Knowledge) at the University of Sunderland. The curators are grateful also for the financial sponsorship of the universities of Bath Spa, Northumbria and Sunderland.

 

A catalogue of Their Colours and their Forms by Carol McKay and John Strachan has been published by Art Editions North and the Wordsworth Trust and is available at £9.95.