New exhibitions open at GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn

GroundWork Gallery director Veronica Sekules at the launch of the herman de vries exhibition with Tom Randall Baskeyfield and Mario Popham who are presenting  Shaped by Stone at the gallery
GroundWork Gallery director Veronica Sekules at the launch of the herman de vries exhibition with Tom Randall Baskeyfield and Mario Popham who are presenting Shaped by Stone at the gallery
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An exhibition by the renowned Dutch artist herman de vries – he insists that his name should always be spelt in the lower case – opened at the GroundWork Gallery in Lynn on Saturday.

On the Stony Path is the first solo exhibition in the UK by the 85-year-old grand figure in the world of art and environment, renowned for his sensitive attention to nature.

Pictured at the new exhibition at Lynn's GroundWork Gallery are, from left, Tom Baskeyfield, gallery director Veronica Sekules and Mario Popham

Pictured at the new exhibition at Lynn's GroundWork Gallery are, from left, Tom Baskeyfield, gallery director Veronica Sekules and Mario Popham

This exhibition is all about stones and earth, presenting the artist’s assemblages of the world’s natural resources.

Remarkably varied soil samples from the Seychelles Islands and the Jura Mountains become rubbed drawings, revealing the range of colours which are otherwise hidden beneath the undergrowth.

‘Shaped by Stone’ by Tom Randall Baskeyfield and Mario Popham is featured in Upstairs at GroundWork.

The artists share an interest in the interconnection of people, place, nature and landscape, and Shaped by Stone was their project devised for the theme of ‘Space’ for the Barnaby Festival, a cultural festival in Macclesfield.

Also upstairs in the gallery is The Meandering Eye by Sibylle Eimermache, a film recorded on Kökar, an island in Finland where artists can find inspiration from nature.