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GroundWork Gallery in Purfleet Street, Lynn is joining a ground-breaking initiative with an artist in residency programme called Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss.

For the summer of 2021 and 2022, GroundWork Gallery is linking to a huge American programme, Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss.

It brings art to the forefront to highlight global environmental problems of natural resource extraction. In the United States there are hundreds of organisations and artists involved.

Three artists in residence will live at the Groundwork Gallery for the duration of the extraction programme which is part funded by Norfolk Coast Partnership. (49969792)
Three artists in residence will live at the Groundwork Gallery for the duration of the extraction programme which is part funded by Norfolk Coast Partnership. (49969792)

In Europe, GroundWork Gallery is the only organisation involved so far, and is leading a UK contribution.

Three artists in residence will live at the gallery for the duration of the Extraction programme in summer 2021, which is part funded by Norfolk Coast Partnership.

They will be looking at extraction of stones and sands in the coastal region and Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership is acting as consultant, along with Middleton Aggregates.

Of the three artists, Kaitlin Ferguson is normally based in Norfolk, Shaun Fraser in Scotland. The third residency for Rebecca Faulkner, is a partnership with University of the Arts London’s long-standing and prestigious Art for the Environment international residency programme.

An opportunity to meet the artists involved in the project will be happening between August 15 and September 18, when the gallery will be open on Saturdays 11pm until 4pm.

On show alongside these residencies will be some key extraction-related works by Turner Prize nominee, Darren Almond, about nickel mining in Siberia and sulphur mining in Indonesia. Also there will be work on show by US-based Andres Chang, about CO2 burial in the oceans.

From September 20 until October 3 all the results of the residencies will be on show and the gallery will be open every day, including Sundays, 11am until 4pm.

For further information about the GroundWork Programme contact : mail@groundworkgallery.com



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