Review by Omar Majeed – Multimedia Artist, Film Maker, Art Reviewer for Hereford City Centric and Creator of Gravity Zine
Each year the art college gives up to four artists the opportunity to use the college facilities to develop their art practice and produce work for an exhibition at the end of their tenure. Lucy Baxendale, Andrea Mclean and Katy Alston have clearly been very busy. The exhibition that marks the culmination of all their work was held last Tuesday and there was a lot of outstanding work on show. Each artist displayed a distinctive style and viewpoint but there were recurring themes of exploring a world beyond our own.
The Old Mayor’s Parlour has recently reopened its 14th century doors with the Gallery@OMP exhibit titled ‘Seeds of Change’ in The Old Mayor’s Parlour. Various artists have come together in personal reflection, creating works inspired by a rapidly changing world, one in which humans and wildlife must co-exist in habitats affected by quickly shifting climates, and the rise of technology affecting industries such as the book industry, that has been markedly affected by the Kindle takeover.
Whether expressed by upcycling old books into beautiful, delicate pieces of art, capturing our diminishing wildlife and plant life in its natural habitat, or reminding us that our local landscapes are in danger of disappearing and documenting them thoughtfully for future generations, the message of this exhibit is provocative.
This exhibit closes April 24th…you have plenty of time for an enlightening appearance