Of Flesh and Stone

Tom Baskeyfield and Mario Popham
9 March 2018 to 29 April 2018

Of Flesh and Stone explores the complex socio-political history of North Wales and how its story is inextricably linked to this natural substance that has been, and continues to be vital to human civilisation.

Humans, over many centuries, have chipped, split and blasted stone, re-configuring hillsides and moving mountains. Through a dialogue between drawing (embossed rubbing) and photography, artist Tom Baskeyfield and photographer Mario Popham aim to bring to the fore these layers of our shared history. 

Forming the second part of the artists’ project Shaped by Stone, the exhibition highlights a causal relationship between the post-industrial landscape of North Wales and the urban rooftops of Manchester. The mountains of North Wales have been transformed by the large-scale extraction of slate, disseminated to feed the demands of the Industrial Revolution. By recording the scars and remnants of this conquest, Baskeyfield and Popham examine a past dependence on rock that continues to shape the human narratives unfolding within these hills and valleys. Meanwhile, in a Northern city forged by the very same forces of industry, the remnants of these mountainsides endure amongst the glass, concrete and steel.

Of Flesh and Stone is the next exhibition in the popular HOME Projects strand, spanning across both of the venue’s Granada Foundation walls.

Dates: 9 March - 29 April 2018

Open: 11:00 - 20:00

More information can be found here

Photo: Mario Popham, Tom Baskeyfield



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