Campfire Convention in The Garden

Campfire Convention in The Garden

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Applecot, Cathole Lane, Yawl, Devon DT7 3XD

Sunday 14th July 2019.

The Campfire Convention is the brainchild of Pete Lawrence, creator and founder of The Big Chill. His ethos behind this event, running thoughout the Summer of 2019 is simple :

Shape and build a new kind of social network. Explore, Connect, Create, Organise. Share ideas, inspirations and goals. Make things happen.

Together we can shape an ecosystem for people seeking new ways of developing ideas within an empowering community. No advertising, no big data gathering, no dodgy algorithms. A different social community with heart and soul, shaped by its members.

Fire on Metal – how my art evolves

Come and join me around the Campfire in my garden in Lyme Regis. I will be giving a talk about my work, my inspirations and my experimental arts practice that I have been developing over the last few years.

I will be showing how I use the patination and heating of metal sheets (typically brass, copper, aluminium and stainless steel) as a foundation for my mixed media sky and landscape paintings. Playing with metal chemistry using acids, alkalis, fire and natural weathering brings out the luminance and radiance of my skyscapes. These experimental techniques can have unpredictable results and inspire the further development of my skies by adding and scraping away pastels and spray paints.

The resulting images are not intended to be exact records, like a photograph. My work gives an impression of the environment and is intended to provoke contemplation and an emotional response by the observer. I will demonstrate the use of fire on metal at an actual campfire if weather permits.

Afterwards, we can chat around the fire and widen the discussion, maybe even set up a Lyme Campfire Beacon?

For further information, please visit The Campfire Convention.