The development of the artists in Hatchery has been interesting. There has been a loosening up and a trying out of new things. Our exchanges have become less as we focus on our work for the exhibition.
In this second part of the exhibition, we see the development of Linda Duvall’s performance project documenting ephemeral ponds and creating nitrogen patches that follows on from the first exhibition. Helen Stevenson has been trying out different techniques in her quest to find solace in repetition whilst Dee Shiels has been developing her textile work to create flags, videoing them in her domestic surroundings. Helen Lees work is continually changing as she explores widely and deeply the process of art-making. Jackie Berridge continues to paint social situations but the situations have changed according to the current one whilst Mary Hayes is using photography to investigate the micro world of flowers. Chris Wright has been exploring the natural environment around her, recording in and under the water and improvising with keyboard and birdsong.
All these works are a reflection not only on the environment closest to us but on our thinking as artists and how we are challenging ourselves.