Outdoor exhibition – Llandaff fields

For my exhibition, I spoke to the manager of the café in Llandaff fields who agreed to me displaying my work in the outside eating area.

This was an ideal place for my exhibition as it was surrounded by trees and other wildlife, highlighting the fact that it was a landscape within a landscape. One thing I would change if I was to do another outside exhibition, would be to have my work displayed in an even more ‘open’ area as it was slightly closed off due to it being in an eating area.

I believe that it did everything I wanted it to achieve based on my inspiration from various landscape painters and the sculpter ‘Katherine Grosse’ who I discovered in the Venice Bienalle. As mentioned in my previous posts.

‘The intended outcome from this, is that the viewer, after seeing how small the large piece of work appeared in a large landscape, would then compare that to how small they are when compared to t

heir surroundings. Much like the figures in my paintings.’

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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