Post-petrochemical Practices


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Sam Hodge, Liz McGowan, Geoff Litherland, Yelena Popova: Painters who actively search for the more sustainable ways of living and working, building their studio practices away from the consumption of ready made art materials most of which are products of petrochemical industry.


This event finished on 21 August 2023

 


Sam Hodge, Liz McGowan, Geoff Litherland, Yelena Popova

Yelena says:

“I am pleased we can get together artists who choose to work with foraged earth pigments and minerals.

Practitioners who actively search for the more sustainable ways of living and working, building their studio practices away from the consumption of ready made art materials most of which are products of  petrochemical industry.

There were a lot of changes in the way we work and live in last 2 years, but there is still a need for big shifts in the way we produce and consume. I hope that the Post-petrochemical Practices promote a wholesome way of relating to our land and reflecting its beauty.”

Geoff Litherland was rebuilding a house in the centre of historic town Wirksworth in Derbyshire. Geoff learned traditional lime plastering techniques and produced a series of lime plaster and meteorite dust frescoes.

Yelena Popova was visiting decommissioned reactors of the first generation, exploring their sites, collecting local soil and stones, while learning about landscape’s geology and erosion (soil from Suffolk, Dumfries, etc)