Artist makes her return

FLORENCE Arts Centre has welcomed back Jane Foale who is showing a body of work inspired by mines, mining and the mineralogy of Northern England. She said: “Seeing Florence Arts […]

foale2FLORENCE Arts Centre has welcomed back Jane Foale who is showing a body of work inspired by mines, mining and the mineralogy of Northern England.
She said: “Seeing Florence Arts Centre evolve and expand over the last few years has been a wonderful experience and has provided an ongoing interest and inspiration to my work. Over the last ten years I have developed an art practice inspired by some of the historic mines and mineralogy of Northern England. From the lead of the North Pennines, and copper of the Caldbeck and Coniston Fells to the iron ore of West Cumbria, I have sought to make work reflecting something of the substance, processes and history of this often overlooked aspect of landscape. Using rust, found pigments, time, historic artefacts and my bare hands, I have worked in a variety of ways to evoke the colours, processes and history which fascinate me.”
This exhibition brings together a variety of work exploring this geological focus. It reflects a number of collaborative projects Jane has undertaken with Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Penrith Museum, The Ruskin Museum, Florence Mine and others.
‘Me and Mine is at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont until Friday, May 15.
See www.florencemine.com for opening times.