Deep Roots presents a series of works by six of the most established international artists who have engaged with soils over many years. It ranges from previously unseen work by Mel Chin, who uses plants to extract heavy metals from contaminated land, to that of Claire Pentecost who has refashioned soil into the shape of gold ingots to reflect its true worth. Individual works by seven British artists working with soils today are also shown.
Plymouth University Art History student, Nicola Wakeham, will talk about her research project on the historic uses of soil in Devon, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of the Soil Culture: Deep Roots exhibition. This will be followed by a tour of the exhibition with Peninsula Arts Exhibitions Co-ordinator Mary Costello.
Date: Wednesday 17 February 2016
Times: 13.00 to 14.00